Bishop Police arrest suspect on several charges

Bishop Police Department press release

Friday morning at approximately 7:14 a.m., a citizen reported a vehicle fleeing southbound on Sunland Dr. after crashing into a fence on Home St.

Law enforcement officers quickly located the suspect vehicle and
attempted a traffic stop. The unidentified suspect driver sped up with officers pursuing. A tactical intervention was attempted, which ended the pursuit.

Officers contacted the solo occupant, Dillon Smith, who showed the objective signs of drug intoxication. Marijuana and a loaded handgun were found inside the car.

Smith was arrested and transported to the hospital for a blood sample and medical clearance. He later was booked into the Inyo County Jail on the following charges:

20002(a) CVC – hit/run
2800.1(a) CVC – failure to yield
23152(e) CVC – DUI
25850(a) PC – loaded firearm in vehicle

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11 Responses to Bishop Police arrest suspect on several charges

  1. Tinner October 25, 2016 at 8:03 am #

    Why is there no record of this arrest on the ICSO website? Plenty of others though, Inyo county legal system sure does seem to have plenty of work.

  2. Low Inyo October 24, 2016 at 12:06 pm #

    Well,Trouble,now that you ask,how much you wanna bet he wasn’t an outdoorsman coming back from duck hunting? don’t hunt ducks with a handgun..speaking for myself,I used to be a hunter,and still go shooting once in a while,but when I get into my truck to go where I’m going,I make sure the weapons aren’t loaded….and when I leave from where I’m at,make sure they are unloaded…and I’m not drunk when I leave..knowing if I did any the above,and the red lights and siren came on behind me I’d be in some trouble..and if I happened to hit a fencepost on my way back into town,and LE happened to see me do it,I wouldn’t attempt to flee…all common sense stuff there…as far as if I was in charge of the U.S. ,his penalty would be a felony conviction,so he can’t legally own or use a weapon ever again,lose his license to drive (if he has one) for 6 months,have to pay to fix the fence,and a $500 fine….and 3 years probation on a year in jail for being stupid….no jail time…if he does something stupid again within those 3 years probation,lock him up for a year….and my offer still goes…if I ever do meet you,I’ll buy you a beer…

    • Trouble October 26, 2016 at 2:45 pm #

      Lower this will end like the kid they locked down the school for. The kid got 90 days.

      • Low Inyo October 27, 2016 at 5:03 pm #

        ….yeah,90 days….probably out in 15,no consequences,and back on the streets running wild again…seen it many times before with others,haven’t we ??

        • GT October 30, 2016 at 5:54 pm #

          Your Next President , Donald J Trump. lol

          • Low Inyo October 31, 2016 at 2:32 pm #

            GT……and if that were to happen,it would not only show the World how dumbed-down America has become,but also how weak we’ve become,thinking a reality-show host,a bigot and a groper is going to come riding in on the white horse and “saving the day” and delivering us from all the evils that await us when we walk out our front doors in the morning.

  3. Trouble October 24, 2016 at 4:06 am #

    I reallly should proof read my junk mail!

  4. Trouble October 24, 2016 at 4:04 am #

    It was opening day of duck hunting and half the town had “guns” in their cars. How long should he get for hitting a dense post ang fleeing lower?

    • Verne Disney October 25, 2016 at 9:01 am #

      A “handgun” for duck hunting???????

  5. Low Inyo October 23, 2016 at 6:28 pm #

    Why DOES IT seem whenever someone has a loaded weapon,either in their vehicle or on their person,it also involves intoxication or DUI ?…and they’re usually a felon,or,at the least,one of those in and out and in and out of jail ?

    • Tinner October 24, 2016 at 11:08 am #

      Because some people are stupid.


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