DUI incident involves several law enforcement agencies

inyo_county_jail.jpg(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. 

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12 Responses to DUI incident involves several law enforcement agencies

  1. Recidi May 11, 2014 at 11:50 am #

    This guy needs to check himself into a rehab before he kills someone.

  2. sugarmagnolia May 11, 2014 at 6:40 pm #

    Hard to believe that people get multiple DUI’s and keep doing it. I know a guy who had 3 DUI accidents in a six month period last year. He’s in the gray bar hotel up in Bridgeport these days thank god.

    In my opinion, alcohol and meth are the worst drugs out there…Look at the crime beats for both Mammoth and Bishop, pretty much alcohol or meth are the whole thing.

    But prescription pain pill addiction is probably right up there too. Sad.

    I’m glad they got this guy before someone got hurt!

    • RAM May 12, 2014 at 11:51 am #

      I know more people in the Eastern Sierra with multiple DUI’s then anywhere else

      There are some infamous stories out there

      • Wayne Deja May 12, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

        RAM…..That is so true….back in the early 90’s,if you got a DUI in California,you automatically lost your drivers license for 6 months….no waivers to go to work either….now it seems one can have two,three DUI’s in just a few months,and they’re STILL allowed to drive….and probably still driving drunk….guess for the laws to change it will take more innocent dead people and families.

        • Desert Tortoise May 12, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

          Driving without a license is not the same as legally allowed to drive. It isn’t clear from the article but you don’t keep your license after a second DUI. That doesn’t stop people from driving. Our local police like to hang out in the court parking lot and arrest people who just lost their licenses as they climb into their cars to drive awayt.

          Read the Sunday LA TImes to see the problems the courts are having keeping up with the case load due to budget cuts over the past several years. It is getting to the point where cases are delayed so long prosecutors have to drop cases due to time limits on prosecution being exceeded, along with the unwillingness of witnesses to drive the distances required to go to court with many outlying courtrooms closed for lack of staff and budget.

          • Pedro May 13, 2014 at 3:47 pm #

            DT, that’s why I always park a few blocks from the courtroom. Some people have no common sense.

      • Trouble May 13, 2014 at 6:53 am #

        That’s because their easy pickings up here.

  3. Kmac May 12, 2014 at 9:27 am #

    Who tipped him the MCSD we’re coming?

  4. Hooligan May 13, 2014 at 8:30 am #

    You Don’t need a “License” to drive if your “Traveling” …NOT… “Driving”… but “Traveling under the Common Law Right to Travel”… it’s in the U.S. Constitution.. check it out 🙂

    • Charles O. Jones May 13, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

      Please show where the our Constitution addresses the driving of automobiles. You can “Travel” all you like without a license, but if you want to do it driving a vehicle on public roads, you need to be licensed. Traveling may be a right, but driving is a privilege.

    • Wayne Deja May 13, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

      Hooligan…So your saying our rights are being violated by being required to have a license to drive a vehicle ?….are you being serious or just hoping for idiots like myself to respond to that ??

      • Charles O. Jones May 13, 2014 at 6:14 pm #

        It’s just a page from the “Sovereign Citizens” movement. And like nearly everything else these misguided “Sovereign Citizens” attempt, it gets struct down in court more often than not.


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