- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Highway Patrol says troopers had to ram into an SUV in Carson City to end a dangerous high-speed chase that had continued even after the suspect’s vehicle had three tires flattened by spike strips.

NHP Trooper Dan Gordon said Wednesday Jesus Herrarea-Casas of South Lake Tahoe, California was arrested on suspicion of eluding police, reckless driving and driving without a valid license. He said a DUI charge could be added pending the results of blood tests.

State troopers responding to a report of a reckless driver started pursuing the blue Ford Expedition at about 7 a.m. Wednesday near Lake Tahoe on U.S. Highway 50 just west of Spooner Summit.

Gordon said the situation became so dangerous entering Carson City a decision was made to force the vehicle to crash in order to protect the public.

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