CHP arrest driver on DUI, speeding, drugs and assault

chp_logo.jpg(CHP Press Release)  On Tuesday April 15, 2014, at approximately 7:30 P.M., a California Highway Patrol officer, assigned to the Mammoth Lakes Resident Post,  observed a red Toyota Scion traveling southbound on US-395, north of SR-203, at 100 miles per hour.  Once behind the vehicle, the officer recognized it as a vehicle which had been contacted multiple times earlier in the day by allied law enforcement agencies for speeding violations.

The driver of the Toyota (later identified as Mr. Yeshayahu Dayan, age 28) continued driving in a reckless manner until he was eventually stopped on southbound US-395, south of the Vista Point (at the bottom of Sherwin Grade).  Mr. Dayan was initially taken into custody for reckless driving.  During the arrest, Mr. Dayan became uncooperative and was restrained with the assistance of Mono County Sheriff’s deputies.  Once in custody, officers observed possible symptoms of drug intoxication.  A blood sample was obtained and Mr. Dayan was medically cleared for incarceration.

Mr. Dayan was transported to the Mono County Jail in Bridgeport, California where he was booked for driving under the influence of drugs, resisting arrest and possession of marijuana.  After being booked, Mr. Dayan assaulted a jail correctional officer and two correctional officers were needed to control him.  The injured correctional officer sought medical assistance.  A felony assault charge has been added to list of charges being forwarded to the Mono County District Attorney’s Office.


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32 Responses to CHP arrest driver on DUI, speeding, drugs and assault

  1. Rick O'Brien April 17, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    Stupid is, as stupid does…

  2. enoughalready April 17, 2014 at 4:30 pm #

    “Once behind the vehicle, the officer recognized it as a vehicle which had been contacted multiple times earlier in the day by allied law enforcement agencies for speeding violations.”

    Multiple times? At least 2 times – less than 10 times? Catch and release. Catch and release…
    Eventually the drugs reached their full potential and Mr. Yeshayahu Dayan could no longer maintain. The gas pedal got too heavy and the red lights went on again (at least three times). How many “speeding violations” can you get in one day. How come he was not held/detained for the second violation? What – he said “sorry” twice but never really meant it. I think somebody dropped the ball. Glad no innocent people were harmed, maimed or killed.

    • Desert Tortoise April 17, 2014 at 5:35 pm #

      Would a cop necessarily take him into custody the previous times if there had not been reckless driving involved? It takes three violations to have qualify, if that is the term, for a license suspension. Hard to say. We argue here that cops are too fast to arrest people without “probably cause”. Now the complaint is that the previous officers did not arrest the guy even though up until the third event that led to his arrest, there may not have been grounds to arrest the guy.

  3. Wayne Deja April 17, 2014 at 5:37 pm #

    …..ANOTHER one of these non-violent,mellowed-out (alleged) pot-smokers driving safely and carefully on the highway…

  4. Grrrrrr April 17, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

    Why are so sure it was pot, Wayne? There is no mention of finding paraphernalia or any odor coming from the vehicle.

    • Wayne Deja April 18, 2014 at 1:08 pm #

      Grrrrr…Story states “arrested for possession of marijuana”…..and since EVERYONE knows if you smoke weed or sell pot,you never,ever…….ever do any other type of dangerous drug….isn’t that what people try to say and spin it into smoking marijuana not only cures and prevents diseases,but also somehow keeps people from doing or dealing with the other more dangerous drugs too ????

  5. Trouble April 17, 2014 at 9:38 pm #

    You would think they just caught Dillinger or something special. I guess the cops win again. Sorry Wayne I lost my Pom Poms!

    • Charles O. Jones April 18, 2014 at 1:41 pm #

      Cops win? You have an odd perspective, Trouble.

      The dude was high, driving 100 mph and had already been tapped earlier in the day for speeding. Fortunately the cops did their job and got this menace off of the road before he hurt somebody.

      As far as I’m concerned it was civilized society that won, not the cops.

  6. Trouble April 17, 2014 at 9:55 pm #

    they have been handing out speeding tickets at the bottom of the Sherwin Grade for the last eighty years. if you dont want to burn up your breaks you almost have to speed down it. i define that grade as a speed trap.

    • Desert Tortoise April 18, 2014 at 7:15 am #

      Waving the bs flag on you Trouble. Been up and down that grade too many times to know all you have to do is release the gas and a car will slow down. Pay attention to your speed instead of whining about the CHP doing their job. Don’t try blaming the road for your own sloppy habits and poor attitude.

      • Wayne Deja April 18, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

        Desert Tortoise…that bs flag your waving at “Trouble”……it must be getting worn out from his comments the past month or so….

        • Desert Tortoise April 19, 2014 at 7:17 am #

          It is getting a little frayed, heh, heh, heh.

      • Trouble April 18, 2014 at 3:55 pm #

        DT , iInyo and Mono are famous for their speed traps? you can say that their just doing their job all you want. I call it like I see it.

        • Charles O. Jones April 19, 2014 at 12:45 pm #

          Tell it to the judge…

          • Trouble April 20, 2014 at 8:50 pm #

            Charles, I think they should. in civil court.

          • Wayne Deja April 21, 2014 at 1:48 pm #

            Trouble….So you think citizens should take Law Enforcement Officers to CIVIL COURT if they happen to get caught speeding and feel it was done in a so-called “speed-trap” ?…I can see it now…in this case….this guy who (allegedly) was driving reckless,speeding,DUI,resisting arrest as well as in possession of drugs trying to civilly sue the officer…or officers involved in this arrest.

        • Desert Tortoise April 19, 2014 at 1:22 pm #

          Read the vehicle code to find out the definition of a “speed trap”. Speed traps are not legal in California (probably the only state where that is the case and one of the reasons cops in this state cannot use a device called VASCAR), why traffic enforcement has to be conducted by uniformed officers in a marked patrol car and why there has to be a current traffic survey of any road on which radar is used for speed enforcement and the speed limit has to be set at what is called the “85th percentile speed” (meaning the speed 85% of drivers would not exceed if there was no speed limit). You apparently have no idea what a speed trap is, but that is not surprising.

          Go outside California and you will encounter real speed traps, unmarked cars on the side of the road with the hood up like they are broken down, with radar or VASCAR, and the cop under the hood or just sitting in the car in civilian clothes on the radio to marked cars hidden somewhere else ready to pounce. Maybe a cop in an airplane is counting the seconds it takes to cover a distance between two marks on a highway (illegal in California, any aerial enforcement requires the cop in the airplane to pace the car, which is tough to do and why you do not see much aerial enforcement here) Or maybe you get pulled over by an unmarked Mustang such as the Oregon Highway Patrol uses. Those are speed traps. You don’t see that nonsense here.

          • Wayne Deja April 19, 2014 at 7:41 pm #

            Desert Tortoise….That’s some of what I’ve been saying to “Trouble”….if you think Law Enforcement is all big,bad, and tough down here in the Owens Valley,he should take an extended drive and stay in Oregon and see what it’s like….it’s obvious he hates LE about EVERYTHING they do….he’d have more reason to do so if he took an extended “vacation” to the Beaver State.At a job I had up there,a regular customer at the business made the mistake of running from the State Police…on foot…they put the canine on him and when I seen him after,he looked like he’d been mauled and beat-up by a Grizzly .

          • Trouble April 20, 2014 at 9:51 am #

            Wayne , I know I’m good at throwing stones in the wrong directions , but you really are out of line to say i hate everything about law or anything else. i don’t hate. I happen to care, just not for your assumptions.

          • Desert Tortoise April 21, 2014 at 7:33 am #

            You’re not fooling anyone here Trouble. Whenever there is an article about someone being arrested you immediately criticize the police for making the arrest. It doesn’t matter what the crime is, it is always the police who are wrong, no arrest is ever justified in your opinion, at least the opinions we have seen written here. We have never once seen you write that an arrest was justified. Your dislike of laws and law enforcement is your hallmark, your talisman, on this site.

    • Rick O'Brien April 18, 2014 at 10:20 pm #

      Troube…cruise control works on downhill grades,TOO. At least mine does, in a ’96 ford bronco. I got tagged on my FIRST trip down Sherwin grade back in 1977, and I never forgot it.

      • Charles O. Jones April 19, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

        I use mine every time I descend Sherwin Grade. Works great.

  7. ferdinand lopez April 18, 2014 at 9:55 am #

    I remember the good ol days when the eastern sierras were peaceful,when did all the felons and soon to be prisoners decide mammoth is the place to be?

    • Benett Kessler April 18, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

      I remember the good old days and there was plenty of crime then. Inyo County claimed numerous murders.

    • Trouble April 20, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

      A job would do most of these bored youth more good than our jail and prison system really does.

      • Desert Tortoise April 21, 2014 at 1:36 pm #

        A 28 year old man is not a “youth”. By that point if you don’t know right from wrong you never will, or you just chose to do wrong. So someone drives 100 mph high on drugs and instead of convicting them and putting them in prison you propose to give them a job because they are “bored”. I know a lot of honest hard working people who don’t drive at 100 mph and do drugs who could use a job too. When does personal responsibility work it’s way into your distorted worldview? No one is ever wrong but the cops and everyone but the perp.

        Here’s a job for our drugged out speeder. Let him break big rocks into small one, for many many years.

      • Wayne Deja April 21, 2014 at 1:53 pm #

        …..bored youth ?….this guy is 28 years old….and if this guy did all that he’s charged with,maybe you’d like to employ him….or work with him 40 hours a week……not me….maybe YOU should employ him….give him a key to your house and vehicle too while your at it.

        • Trouble April 21, 2014 at 5:04 pm #

          Wayne, I would hire this kid and give him a chance? your stacking it on again with the keys and car mumbo jumbo.

  8. ferdinand lopez April 19, 2014 at 11:43 am #

    guess I was younger and didn’t pay attention ,or didn’t care about what was realy going on,not sure which is better

  9. stickler April 21, 2014 at 12:54 pm #

    Since when is north of SR-203 Sherwin Grade?

  10. wait it out April 21, 2014 at 1:46 pm #

    How about we wait and see what the toxicology report reads.

    Aggressive/retarded behavior=Meth head. Ever heard the Term MamMETH?

    • Trouble April 21, 2014 at 5:14 pm #

      Come on, you sound like Wayne now. There are two sides to every story, three with your added charges.


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