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Arrests made after vehicle drives on Strip sidewalk, causes several accidents

Updated November 19, 2023 - 9:06 am

Two people face charges early Saturday after a suspected reckless driver drove onto the sidewalk near the Forum Shops at Caesars on the Strip, forcing pedestrians to scatter to avoid a collision.

At 1:38 a.m., a vehicle driving recklessly ambled onto the sidewalk in the 3500 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard and “caused pedestrians to jump out of the way,” according to posts from the Metropolitan Police Department on X, the social media site formerly known as Twitter.

“No pedestrians were hit and the vehicle left eastbound away from the Strip,” police stated.

Police patrol cars pursued the vehicle as a police air unit tracked it, police said.

“The vehicle continued to drive recklessly and caused several traffic accidents,” police stated. “There was minor damage to a citizen and metro vehicles.”

Following a search by police, multiple suspects were taken into custody, police said in the X post.

According to booking records, Lewis Rand, 28, and Robert Isaac Gonzalez, 33, were arrested.

Both face a charge of driver disobeying a peace officer, endangering other people and property, according to booking records.

Rand also faces charges of mail theft, possession of burglary tools, and false statement/obstructing a peace officer, records show.

“This is an active and ongoing investigation,” police stated. “This appears to be an isolated incident.”

Staff writer Brett Clarkson contributed to this report.

Contact Jeff Burbank at jburbank@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0382. Follow him @JeffBurbank2 on X.

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