Man faces felony in drunken driving collision

Daniel Dadeppo

Daniel Dadeppo


One man was injured, and another arrested after a collision at Highway 88 and Mottsville Lane on Feb. 13.

The collision was reported at around 4:40 p.m. and involved a black BMW and a Honda. The driver of the Honda received a fractured shoulder in the collision.

The driver of the BMW, Daniel Alex Dadeppo, 30, was arrested at the scene after a preliminary breath test revealed a .32 blood alcohol content.

According to court documents Dadeppo told deputies that he saw the light turned red, but ran it anyway, colliding with the Honda.

He said he’d been drinking for several days. An hour after the collision Dadeppo had a .233 blood alcohol content. He is facing a charge of felony driving under the influence with substantial bodily harm.

• A Dayton man arrested early Friday morning in connection with a theft report will be held in custody until he can appear with his attorney on Wednesday afternoon.

Tyler Jacob Scott Wutch, 28, was ordered held in lieu of $20,000 bail.

According to court documents, Wutch is also facing a burglary charge in Storey County where a $20,000 cash warrant was issued.

Deputies responded to the Gardnerville Walmart at around 9:30 p.m. Thursday for a report that a man walked out with two Nintendo Switch controllers worth about $110.

When confronted by security the man ignored them and got into gray sedan. The sedan was found on Glenwood Drive near Riverview where a woman was taken into custody after deputies found illegal drugs in the vehicle. However, the man was gone.

Just after midnight, a man matching the description was spotted near the Sheriff’s Office in Minden.

He evaded deputies and was later spotted on County Road and then turned south on Lucerne where he was arrested. He tried to give another name, but deputies found a prison ID card in the vehicle that identified him as Wutch.

According to court documents, Wutch was wanted in Storey County on a burglary charge stemming from an incident at the Basalite Mine on May 27, 2019.

He appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Friday morning, where his cash or bond bail was ordered after prosecutor Chelsea Mazza pointed out he had an extensive criminal record.

He was last paroled from prison in November 2020.


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