Suspect leads police on slow-speed scooter chase

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A suspected drug dealer tried to evade authorities in Nevada while riding a scooter.

The Nevada Appeal reports that Joseph Scurti is facing charges including suspicion of a parole and probation warrant and probation violation. Obstruction charges are pending.

The slow-speed pursuit began Friday when Carson City deputies tried to pull Scurti and his TaoTao scooter over.

Deputies say they ran the scooter’s registration and 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 but was tackled and handcuffed.

Scurti told police he was riding away because he had to drop the scooter off at a friend’s house.

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