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California Highway Patrol

CHP, Sheriff Augment Understaffed Vallejo Police Department

Deputies from the Solano County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the California Highway Patrol have been assigned to patrol duty in Vallejo to augment a city police department down to just 85 officers.

05/24/2013

Limousines are inspected at San Francisco International Airport, May 22, 2013. (CBS)

Surprise Inspection Of Limos, Shuttles And Buses Conducted At SFO

Operators of limousines, passenger buses and shuttles were randomly pulled aside at San Francisco International Airport in a surprise inspection conducted by the CHP, police and state agencies.

05/22/2013

Commercial Limousines. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Smaller Limousines Subject To Little Safety Oversight

Saturday’s deadly limousine fire on the San Mateo Bridge raised questions about who routinely checks such vehicles for safety concerns. As ConsumerWatch discovered, the answer is nobody.

05/06/2013

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Quan Says CHP To Expand Patrols In Oakland

Two days after Oakland’s contract with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office ended, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan announced Monday that the California Highway Patrol has agreed to extend and expand its patrols in her city.

04/22/2013

A police chase ended in a crash in San Francisco Thursday morning.  (KCBS)

Police Chase With Stolen Car Ends With Crash Into San Francisco Hydrant

A stolen vehicle that was pursued by the California Highway Patrol from Modesto ended in a crash in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow neighborhood Thursday morning, according to San Francisco police.

04/11/2013

(source: High Gear Media)

California Authorities Cracking Down On Distracted Drivers This Month

The California Highway Patrol and law enforcement agencies throughout the state on Monday are kicking off a month-long crackdown on drivers who text or talk on the phone while behind the wheel.

04/01/2013

Damage left at a deadly crash scene on I-80 near Davis. (CBS)

Choking Big-Rig Driver Causes Deadly Pileup On I-80 Near Davis

Two people were killed Thursday morning when a big-rig driver choked on food and lost consciousness, striking three vehicles on Interstate 80 in Davis.

03/28/2013

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CHP Set To Crack Down On Distracted Driving In April

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The CHP along with the NHTSA are hoping to educated drivers on the dangers of texting or talking on the phone behind the wheel.

03/26/2013

Officer Kenyon Youngstrom, (inset) Christopher Lacy (Claycord.com/Contra Costa Co. Sheriff's Office)

Investigation Fails To Uncover Motive For Fatal I-680 Shooting Of CHP Officer

Authorities say they will never know what drove a man to fatally shoot a California Highway Patrol officer during a freeway traffic stop.

03/22/2013

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CHP Assistant Chief Charged With Helping Rapist Son Escape To Mexico

A California Highway Patrol assistant chief has been charged with felony accessory and conspiracy in connection with helping his son—a convicted rapist—flee the country to Mexico.

03/20/2013

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