Crash and arrest in Lone Pine

chp_logo2.jpgLast 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 deputies responded to assist the California Highway Patrol. Lone Pine Fire and Ambulance also rushed to the scene. Sheriff Lutze said the driver and passenger were later located on Main Street.

According to CHP Officer Dennis Cleland, officers arrested Corey Brandon Flynn, 27 of Lone Pine. Cleland said Flynn was driving his 2005 red Pontiac GTO and was apparently making a left turn prior to crashing into the light pole. Flynn was arrested on suspicion of DUI and misdemeanor Hit and Run. Toxicology tests are pending. Inyo Deputies transported Flynn to the Inyo County Jail for the CHP.

According to CHP Officer Cleland, a passenger in the same car, Jaime Bercum, 30, of Lone Pine, suffered upper body pain and was transported to Southern Inyo Hospital.

Sheriff Lutze said that for years law enforcement has received reports of fast drivers on back streets of towns throughout the County. He said his Department and CHP have issued citations and made stops. CHP Officer Cleland agreed. He said that citizens with legitimate and ongoing traffic concerns with times and dates can file complaints and officers will respond.

 

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Skadi
Skadi
7 years ago

Sounds like a few people got some speeding tickets and they’re just angry about it. They need to hire more officers – the 395 is a long stretch of highway to patrol for the number of officers here (I’ve heard single digit numbers). I’ve seen near misses, extreme speeders, impatient… Read more »

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
7 years ago
Reply to  Skadi

How did you get here? You are way too rational and sensible for this blog.

Nice post by the way….

enoughalready
enoughalready
7 years ago

So you guys in Lone Pine have a couple stealthy speeders in town.Flying under the radar. Everybody in town knows about them. The color, make and year of their cars. But yet they still elude/evade law enforcerment. How embarrassing for Johnny Law. Your town is not that big. You got… Read more »

andy
andy
7 years ago

I wish the CHP would set up a speed trap somewhere near olancha, and install cameras,
it is a dangerious place on the weekends and hoidays.

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
7 years ago
Reply to  andy

“Speed traps” are prohibited by the vehicle code, and thank goodness they are. As far as I am concerned all forms of electronic speed detection should be banned and officers forced to leave their little roadside hideouts and actually patrol the roads. The CHP did not have radar until the… Read more »

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
7 years ago

Back in the 1990’s as in the same 90’s when the average speed on 395 was 85-90 mph?

I’ll gladly accept a little enforcement here and there to help keep the drivers at reasonable speeds.

Thanks for doing your job CHP.

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
7 years ago

Let them get out and patrol instead of sitting on the side of the road staring at a radar speed read out. CHP has become lazy.

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
7 years ago

Yes, technology can be a bitch sometimes.

The CHP uses it to enforce the law while you use to spew your paranoid anti-cop attitudes on the internet. Welcome to the party.

sugar magnolia
sugar magnolia
7 years ago
Reply to  andy

yes, speed traps are illegal…if they issue a citation based on a speed trap, the person receiving the citation will win in court, should they choose to fight it.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
7 years ago

Not a surprise……I was thinking the very same thing,and which of those vehicles it was going to be when I heard of this accident….knew it was going to be one of them….or if it also involved some innocent driver or pedestrian….losing control of a vehicle at a high rate of… Read more »

Not a suprise
Not a suprise
7 years ago

I was talking to my neighbor when this accident happened.My neighbor got his police scanner out and hearing of the area it happened at,we tried to decide who it might be…. A) the loud little black sports car that speeds through the Lone Pine streets daily…or B) the little light… Read more »