“An Olympic skier is in Douglas County custody after being pulled over near Kingsbury Grade for reckless driving and striking a patrol vehicle with his pickup.”
Former Jamaican Olympic ski-cross racer (9th place @ 2010 Winter Olympics) and current Lake Tahoe resident, Errol Manley Kerr, 33, was arrested on Thursday afternoon after cops responded to a call of a possible drunken driver on Highway 50, who was traveling slowly and failing to maintain his lane, even stopping in the middle of the highway.
The Record Courier reports deputies spotted a silver Dodge pickup westbound on 50 near Kahle Drive and attempted to pull it over. The driver continued at a low speed up Kingsbury Grade and onto Granite Springs Road. Douglas County deputies tried to block him from continuing into the neighborhood, but the pickup struck the patrol vehicle’s open driver’s side door, nearly pinning a deputy.
Kerr refused to exit the pickup and had to be forcibly dragged from the vehicle. Kerr was tased during the arrest. Kerr’s was one of three arrests for driving under the influence since the governor announced he was ordering Nevadans who weren’t engaged in essential activities to stay home on April 1.