Troopers in the Reno-Sparks area stayed busy this Thanksgiving Day holiday yesterday assisting motorists and enforcing our state’s traffic laws.
On east bound Interstate 80 near the Keystone Avenue interchange around 5:00 pm last evening, a trooper stopped a Jeep SUV for failing to maintain a travel lane.
After contacting the lone male driver, the trooper detected signs of criminal behavior and requested to search the driver’s vehicle.
Verbal and written consent were given and the trooper soon located a significant amount of narcotics; 3.3 pounds of methamphetamine and 1.2 pounds of cocaine located inside of the SUV.
The driver, 27 year old Martin Gamino-Villalobos of Mountain View, California, was taken into custody without incident and booked on the following charges:
Possession of Methamphetamine
Possession of Cocaine
Transporting a Controlled Substance
Total Bail: $154,000 dollars
Also, around 1:00 am this morning, a trooper observed a pedestrian attempt to cross US 395 nears the Mill Street interchange.
After contacting the 22 year old Reno man, Justin M. Bobal, there was a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath.
A preliminary breath test revealed that his blood alcohol concentration level was almost 3 times the legal threshold of .08%.
He was taken to the Washoe County jail and booked for pedestrian intoxicated on a highway, a misdemeanor.
“This could have potentially resulted in a pedestrian versus an automobile accident had the trooper not observed this subject. With this high level of intoxication, the pedestrian probably couldn’t process the fact that he was about to cross a major highway where vehicles were traveling at speeds of 65 mph”.