Truckee Police: Cyclist arrested for DUI after critically injuring pedestrian

12:43 PM, Jul 5, 2013   |    comments
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TRUCKEE, Calif. - An event that was supposed to be celebratory turned out to be disastrous for a pedestrian who was critically injured by a woman cycling while intoxicated on July 4, say police.

Truckee Police received a report of a collision between a bicyclist and a pedestrian on Donner Pass Rd. around 9:25 p.m. just before a fireworks show was scheduled to begin at Donner Lake.

When officers arrived, they found civilians performing CPR on the pedestrian, said Truckee police spokesman Adam McGill.

Medical personnel immediately took over and transported the unidentified man to Tahoe Forest Hospital.

The cyclist, Petra Bakker-Borhani, 24, of Truckee, remained at the scene and was found to be under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested and booked into Nevada County Jail on DUI charges. She was not injured in the incident, said McGill.

The pedestrian was later flown to a Reno area hospital in critical condition with major head trauma.

McGill said Truckee police would not be releasing further information until the culmination of the investigation, per department policy.

Anyone who may have witnessed this collision or the events prior to it is asked to contact Sergeant Robert Womack of the Truckee Police Department at 530.550.2335 or at


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