NHP: Driver in high-speed I-80 chase tried to hit DOT crew

RENO — State troopers arrested a man in a stolen car following a high-speed chase on Interstate 80 east of Reno that reached speeds up to 110 mph and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon after they say he tried to run over three state transportation workers.
The Nevada Highway Patrol says it joined Reno police in pursuit of the 2005 Honda sedan Tuesday morning on I-80 in Reno. Authorities deployed stop sticks near Wadsworth, but he exited the wrong way on an on-ramp and tried to carjack another vehicle.
He got back in the Honda, headed southbound on SR-427 toward Fernley and steered onto the shoulder to try to strike three NDOT workers, who were able to seek cover behind a dump truck, the patrol said.
Troopers caused him to collide with a cruiser on U.S. Highway 50-A, where they arrested Jose Delacruz, 35. Two other occupants of the vehicle were released at the scene.
In addition to three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, Delacruz was charged with multiple other counts including reckless driving, eluding and possession of a stolen vehicle.
He was booked into the Lyon County jail. It's not clear if he has a lawyer of will be appointed one.


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