For Immediate Release
PR #:1400058
Date Issued:Jun 14, 2014 - 5:07pm

Sheriff's Office makes DUI arrest following fatal vehicle versus bicyclist accident

CONTACT:Bob Harmon
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office 775-785-6235
Cell 775-722-5517

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jesse Michael Todd II, age 51, of Sun Valley Friday night for Driving Under the Influence Resulting in Substantial Bodily Harm following a vehicle versus bicyclist accident on Seneca Drive west of Virginia Street.

The Sheriff’s Office Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T.) is investigating the accident which occurred shortly after 9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 13, 2014. According to investigators, Todd was driving eastbound on Seneca when he crossed over to the wrong side of the rode striking the bicyclist.

The bicyclist, described as a 16-year-old male, was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.   

After failing a field sobriety test, Todd was arrested and transported to the Washoe County Detention Facility where he was booked without incident.

The Sheriff's Office asks anyone who may have witnessed this accident to contact the Sheriff’s M.A.I.T. Office at (775) 328-3350 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.


The Washoe County Sheriff's Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Chuck Allen is the 26th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Regional Intelligence Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process and traditional street patrols.

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