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Sleepy Driver Arrested on Various Charges in South County

Friday afternoon around 1:30 pm a Nevada County Sheriff’s Deputy had pulled into the Golden Chain Motel off Highway 49 south of Nevada City. He stopped so he could safely retrieve his cell phone which had slid onto the floor of the cruiser.

Sheriff Keith Royal says after he retrieved the phone, the deputy noticed a vehicle had pulled in around him and was blocking the driveway.

click to listen to Sheriff Royal

After awakening him the Deputy determined the man was Jamie Sauceda age 37 of Grass Valley.

click to listen to Sheriff Royal
The Deputy asked Sauceda to get out of the vehicle and take his hands out of his pockets…He also determined that Sauceda was on probation…

click to listen to Sheriff Royal

The deputy also determined that this was the last day of Sauceda’s probation and that he did not have valid insurance.”

The Sheriff says a search of Sauceda and his vehicle uncovered a syringe, electronic scales, methamphetamine and packaging material for methamphetamine.
He was also taken into custody for being in possession of police tear gas. and his probation was revoked.






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