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Traffic Stop Leads to DUI Arrest

A man with a lighting problem on his car is now in jail. Nevada County Under Sheriff Joe Salivar says a deputy saw a car driven by 56 year old Keith Christopherson of Grass Valley on Alta Vista Drive off of Ridge Rd. early Tuesday morning. The deputy saw the car had a lighting problem and he was going to advise the driver. When the Deputy stopped the vehicle he saw a partially consumed bottle of an alcoholic beverage. The man was asked to preform a field soberiety test, which he quickly failed.  Christopherson  informed the Deputy his license was suspended for a prior drunk driving.   The Under Sheriff says when Christopherson was Christopherson-Keith2taken into custody his car was searched.

click to listen to Undersheriff Salivar

Christopherson was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license, and possession of dangerous drugs.

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