CHP

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The CHP will be out in force this 4th of July weekend

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – California Highway Patrol officers will be out in force this Fourth of July weekend, beginning today, on the lookout for people driving while impaired. “Our goal is to use education and […]

07/03/2014

Police officers check drivers at a sobriety checkpoint in Escondido, Calif. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Holiday enforcement will be extra vigilant this weekend

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Starting today, law enforcement personnel will be out in force during the Memorial Day weekend and maintain a sharp lookout for motorists driving while impaired or violating other traffic laws. The […]

05/23/2014

Interstate 15

Interstate 15 in Hesperia closes after bridge fire

HESPERIA, Calif. (AP) — All three lanes of Interstate 15 in Hesperia have been closed in both directions after wooden supports for a bridge under construction exploded into flames. The California Highway Patrol’s Carlos Juarez […]

05/05/2014

Firefighters extricate the driver from the front of a school bus that crashed, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. Three of the injured, the driver and two of the children, were taken to hospitals in critical condition after the crash, Anaheim police Lt. Bob Dunn said. The other nine students had minor injuries, and most of them were released to their parents. Police say no other vehicles were involved in the crash and there is no immediate word on the cause. (AP Photo/Kevin Warn)

CHP probes school bus accident that injured 12

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have interviewed the driver of a California school bus that crashed but still don’t know what caused the bus to veer out of its lane, over a curb and into […]

04/25/2014

A California Highway Patrol officer walks past the demolished cab of a FedEx truck at a CalTrans maintenance station in Willows, Calif., Friday, April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Couple: Truck was on fire before deadly bus crash

ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — A couple said a FedEx tractor-trailer was already on fire when it careened across a median, sideswiped their car and slammed into a bus carrying high school students, adding a new […]

04/12/2014

A phone is held in a car. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)

Heads up! Distracted driving awareness month kicks off

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles Police Department will team with other agencies in a monthlong “zero tolerance” enforcement and education campaign designed to curb texting and operating hand-held cellphones while driving. Special enforcement […]

04/02/2014

Actor Paul Walker (AP Photo)

High speed a factor in Paul Walker’s death

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – High speed, not mechanical failure, caused the fiery crash that killed “The Fast and the Furious” actor Paul Walker and his friend who was driving the vehicle at more than 90 […]

03/26/2014

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2 Calif. Highway Patrol officers killed in crash

KINGSBURG, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol was mourning the loss of two officers Monday after their squad car flipped over while responding to a multi-vehicle crash. The officers were heading southbound to the […]

02/17/2014

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CHP rescues hang glider dangling from tree

MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California hang glider who ended up dangling from a eucalyptus tree is back on earth thanks to a California Highway Patrol helicopter crew who performed a delicate rescue operation. […]

01/08/2014

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Transition ramp reopened after 5 hour delay

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A large hole developed in a bridge on a freeway transition road as the result of a truck crash and flattened tires on more than 20 cars today. A grid of […]

12/31/2013

(Photo: Drowsy Driving Prevention Week)

‘Drowsy Driving’ week provides resources and information

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Today marks the start of “Drowsy Driving Prevention Week,” during which the California Highway Patrol and other state agencies will remind motorists to stay alert while driving. The annual campaign provides […]

11/04/2013

Interstate 405

Small plane lands on the 405 in Long Beach

LONG BEACH (CNS) – No injuries were reported when a small aircraft landed on the San Diego (405) Freeway in Long Beach, near the Long Beach Airport. The California Highway Patrol issued a SIGAlert at […]

07/06/2013

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