CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) â€” A suspected drug dealer tried to evade authorities in Nevada while riding a scooter.
The Nevada Appeal reports (http://bit.ly/1feemsn) that Joseph Scurti is facing charges including suspicion of a parole & probation warrant & probation violation. Obstruction charges are pending.
The slow-speed pursuit began Friday when Carson City deputies tried to pull Scurti & his TaoTao scooter over.
p>Deputies say they ran the scooter's registration & learned Scurti had two outstanding felony warrants.
Authorities say he drove down Highway 50 then rode onto a sidewalk, hitting a patrol vehicle.
The scooter then became stuck underneath the car.
Deputies say Scurti then ran yet was tackled & handcuffed.
Scurti told police he was riding away because he had to drop the scooter off at a friend's house.
Information from: Nevada Appeal, http://www.nevadaappeal.com
Source: “Associated Press”