(CHP press release) On Thursday, May 8, 2014, Mono County Sheriff’s Department deputies were attempting to contact an individual in the Crowley Lake area in order to serve a felony arrest warrant related to multiple previous drunk driving arrests. Deputies were unsuccessful locating the individual at his residence and learned he had recently been seen driving in the area.
Deputies requested a “Be on the Lookout” broadcast to all local law enforcement personnel. At about that same time the CHP’s (California Highway Patrol) Bishop Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call from a citizen reporting a vehicle traveling south on US 395, near Ed Powers Road, north of Bishop, was weaving and unable to stay within its traffic lane.
The CHP communications center broadcast the 9-1-1 caller’s information, including a description of the vehicle, to officers in the field. A CHP officer and sergeant, both from Bridgeport Area, Mammoth Lakes Resident Post, had monitored both broadcasts and believed they were related. The two CHP units responded while the 9-1-1 caller continued to follow the vehicle.
Ultimately, at 4:48 PM, the suspect vehicle was observed traveling the wrong way on Academy Avenue, a one-way street, near North Main Street in Bishop. A felony traffic stop was initiated and the driver, Mr. Daniel J. Maddock, Age 52 of Crowley Lake, was taken into custody for both the felony arrest warrant and for driving under the influence of alcohol at the time he was stopped.
Deputies from both the Mono and Inyo Counties Sheriff’s Department assisted in locating Mr. Maddock and taking him into custody. The suspect was booked into the Inyo County Jail in Independence and bail was set at $250,000 secondary to information Mr. Maddock may have been fleeing from the area in order to avoid prosecution.