Couple in jail after highspeed chase

A California couple is to appear in East Fork Justice Court on Friday after leading law enforcement officers on a chase in excess of 100 mph in two states.

Just before 10 p.m. Wednesday, Douglas County deputies were contacted by Alpine County authorities in pursuit of a red Ford pickup truck from Markleeville on Highway 88 toward the county line.

The vehicle was traveling on the wrong side of the highway in excess of 100 miles without headlights. Douglas deputies joined the pursuit and the vehilce turned right on Centerville Lane, ignoring stop signs and traffic signals.

The vehicle turned on Dresslerville at Centerville, continuing high speeds and the wrong traffic lane.

The truck raced over the Riverview Bridge and ran a red light at Highway 395, turning right.

Deputies, fearing the speeding truck would cause a major accident, forced the vehicle off the road near the Washoe Tribal Smoke Shop, causing minor damage to a patrol car.

The arresting officer broke out the driver's side window with his duty weapon and hauled out Marc George Dubois, 34, of Crescent, Calif.

Dubois was jailed on $22,500 bail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, driving under the influence of drugs, parole/probation violation, eluding a police officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He is on probation in Redwood City, Calif.

His passenger, Bridgett Rebecca Damon, 30, also of Crescent, was jailed on $1,000 bail. She is charged with possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

With the assistance of a canine officer from the Washoe Tribal police, officers found marijuana and paraphernalia in the vehicle.

Deputies said a pitbull puppy found in the truck was turned over to Douglas Animal Control.


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