Nevada City man arrested in connection with DUI crash |

Nevada City man arrested in connection with DUI crash

Bryan Kaspick
John Hart | The Union

A Nevada City man was arrested on DUI charges after allegedly trying to flee from law enforcement at high speeds Wednesday morning and crashing his BMW.

A Nevada County Sheriff’s deputy reportedly saw the BMW on Highway 174 south of Bass Trail at about 2:15 a.m., driving at a high rate of speed.

As the deputy pulled out behind the vehicle, the driver allegedly sped up and started to pull away, according to a California Highway Patrol report. The deputy activated his lights but lost sight of the BMW as it went around a curve in the road, the CHP report said

As the deputy came around the curve, he saw the BMW had run off the road and crash.

The driver, identified as Bryan Matthew Kaspick, 25, was exiting the BMW and was detained. He complained of pain and was taken to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, treated and released.

He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, causing bodily injury and was being held in county jail in lieu of $75,000 bail.

Both passengers reported injuries. Alexander Pillow, 24, sustained a broken collarbone, and Phelan Burns, 26, sustained cuts; both were was transported to the hospital.

To contact Staff Writer Liz Kellar, e-mail or call 530-477-4229.

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