On Sunday, June 22, 2014, at approximately 2321 hours, two California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers assigned to the Bridgeport Area office were conducting a traffic stop on Château Road, west of the Mammoth Rock & Bowl. While on the traffic stop the officers observed a Jeep SUV exit the Mammoth Rock & Bowl parking lot at a high rate of speed. The quick acceleration caused the Jeep to break traction (burn out) and the officers watched as the vehicle skidded into the opposing lane of traffic.
The officers conducted a stop on the Jeep and identified the driver as Mr. Daniel Ledesma, 42, of Mammoth Lakes, California. As the officers spoke to Mr. Ledesma they noted the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from within the vehicle. The officers conducted a driving under the influence investigation during which a preliminary alcohol screening (PAS) device was used. The PAS device yielded a preliminary blood alcohol content of .195 percent (nearly two and a half times the legal limit of .08 percent). Mr. Ledesma was arrested for driving under the influence and booked into the Mono County Jail in Bridgeport, California.
The driver from the original stop was released with a warning.