CHP press release
On March 10, 2016, at approximately 2:15 P.M., California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers assigned to the CHP’s, Bridgeport Area, responded to a solo vehicle traffic collision on US 395 just north of State Route 167.
The vehicle collided into a guardrail and then drove away from the scene. The vehicle sustained moderate damage and was only able to drive approximately half of a mile from where the collision took place.
Upon arrival, CHP officers noticed that the occupants of the involved vehicle were fleeing on foot away from the disabled vehicle. With the aid of Mono County Sheriff’s Department, the two involved parties were taken into custody after a lengthy search.
Upon further investigation of the traffic collision involving Mr. Ean Mcelroy age 24, of Fernley, Nevada. The preliminary investigation indicated Mr. Mcelroy was driving his 2006 GMC southbound on US 395 and allowed his vehicle to travel onto the southbound shoulder of US-395 and then into opposing lanes. The vehicle then collided into a metal guardrail on the northbound shoulder of US-395.
While conducting the traffic collision investigation, the investigating officer observed Mr. Mcelroy displaying signs consistent with alcoholic beverage consumption. The officer conducted a driving under the influence investigation which ultimately led to the arrest of Mr. Mcelroy for driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
Mr. Mcelroy and his passenger were transported to the Mono County Jail and transferred into the custody of Mono County Sheriff’s Department. The criminal matter related to Mr. Mcelroy’s driving while intoxicated, fleeing the scene of an accident, and delaying or obstructing law enforcement officers is being forwarded to the Mono County District Attorney’s Office.
The passenger, Mr. Robert Cord, who fled with Mr. Mcelroy is also being charged for delaying or obstructing law enforcement officers.