South Tahoe City Councilmember Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

According to a report appearing on the NBC Los Angeles website, a South Tahoe City Councilmember was arrested last month on suspicion of DUI and possession of a controlled substance

A statement released by the California Highway Patrol said that the incident happened at the Myers Agricultural Station located along U.S. Highway 50 just south of Lake Tahoe.

On September 25, 2021, at approximately 2:30 a.m., the dispatch for the CHP received a call of “an extremely intoxicated driver” driving a Tesla near Twin Bridges.

CHP officers pulled over the Tesla with California license plates.  The driver of the vehicle has been identified as South Tahoe City Councilman Cody Bass. 

The arrest report states that CHP troopers observed Bass exhibiting “obvious signs of intoxication.” After conducting field sobriety tests and inspecting the vehicle, CHP troopers found a “powder substance resembling cocaine and a crystalline substance resembling methamphetamine.”

Bass was charged on suspicion of DUI, possession of methamphetamine for personal use, and possessing cannabis or using cannabis products while operating a motor vehicle. 

After an investigation, Bass was also charged with several misdemeanors, including driving with an open container of alcohol. Each possession charge carries a jail sentence of approximately one year and a maximum fine of $ 1,000. 

According to a separate story appearing in the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Bass had just emerged from a separate legal battle over taxes owed through his cannabis business, Total Wellness Center.

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