Tag Archives | California Highway Patrol

CHP arrest driver on DUI, speeding, drugs and assault

(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 […]

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Traffic stop turned felony marijuana arrest

(Press Release)  On Friday, April 11, 2014 at approximately 7:30 PM a California Highway Patrol officer assigned to the Bridgeport office made a traffic stop on a white, 2010 Toyota Corolla for a mechanical violation of the California Vehicle Code on US-395 northbound, just south of Hot Creek Hatchery Road.  The officer contacted the two individuals in […]

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Cyclist air lifted to Reno after solo motorcycle accident

(Press Release) On Sunday, March 16, 2014, at approximately 11:50 A.M., Mono County Sheriff Ralph Obenberger came upon a solo motorcycle collision on State Route 182, approximately eight miles north of Bridgeport.  Sheriff Obenberger contacted the Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center who dispatched Mono County Sheriff’s personnel, Bridgeport Fire Department, Mono County Paramedics and notified the California […]

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Motorist avoids deer, loses control

On Saturday, March 1, 2014, at approximately 3: 30 P.M., California Highway Patrol (CHP) Bishop Communication Center received a report of a vehicle on its side in the Walker Canyon area.  The area received snow earlier in the day, however, at the time of the collision the weather was clear and cold. A CHP officer […]

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Baby born on the way to hospital

A couple from Independence knew it was time for their baby to arrive. They got in the car and headed to Northern Inyo Hospital, but the baby decided not to wait. The couple reached Big Pine, and it was time to call an ambulance. The Dad-to-be called 9-1-1. Bishop Police dispatched Symons Ambulance and Big […]

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High wind and big rig rollover

(CHP press release) On Saturday, February 15, 2014, at approximately 3:43 PM, California Highway Patrol (CHP) Bishop Communications Center received a report of a tractor-trailer combination (“big rig”) that had rolled over, approximately a quarter mile north of State Route 167 (north of Lee Vining). At this time Caltrans Changeable Message Signs (CMS) were advising […]

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Traffic collision and DUI arrest

(CHP press release)  On Thursday, February 13, 2014, at approximately 10:00 P.M., California Highway Patrol (CHP) Bishop Communication Center received a report of an abandoned vehicle with major traffic collision damage. A CHP officer from the Bridgeport Area’s Mammoth Lakes Resident Post responded to the collision location and initiated an investigation into the solo traffic […]

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CHP arrest involves possible DUI

(CHP – Bridgport press release) On Saturday morning February 8, 2014, at approximately 12:41 A.M., California Highway Patrol (CHP) Bishop Communications Center received a call from the Mono County Sheriff’s Department regarding a solo vehicle, non-injury collision, involving a driver possibly under the influence of alcohol.   A CHP officer from Bridgeport Area’s Walker/Coleville Resident Post responded […]

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Car hit tree, driver arrested for DUI

Last Thursday at around midnight, the Bishop California Highway Patrol Office received a call from the Mono Sheriff’s Department to report a solo vehicle, non-injury accident involving a driver possibly under the influence of alcohol. Officers did ultimately arrest a June Lake woman who was the driver. The CHP said that an officer from the […]

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Crash and arrest in Lone Pine

Last Friday night in front of Southern Inyo Hospital in Lone Pine a car crashed into a street light pole. The California Highway Patrol later made an arrest for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence and Hit and Run. According to Inyo Sheriff Bill Lutze, the collision took place just after 7:30 Friday night. Inyo […]

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Mammoth woman killed in head-on

UPDATE: Mammoth Mayor Rick Wood said Suzanne Stokes “was a mentor without knowing it.  She always communicated positive energy.” PRESS RELEASE: The CHP reported that 86-year-old Suzanne Stokes of Mammoth Lakes was killed in a head-on collision south of Bridgeport when her Subaru hit the vehicle driven by Barbara Koehler, 62 of Minden, Nevada.  The […]

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Max enforcement by CHP

CHP REMINDS REVELERS TO SAFELY RING IN THE NEW YEAR  (CHP press release) SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is urging motorists to begin the New Year responsibly.  If the celebration plans include alcohol, designate a driver before the festivities begin.  The CHP will be ringing in the New Year on the roadway […]

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