CHP: Increased enforcement on Super Sunday

CHP PRESS RELEASE:

Planning is well underway for Super Bowl XLVIII. Along with that planning, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is reminding everyone to ensure they have a plan in place for getting home safely after the game.

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If you are planning that perfect Super Bowl party, make sure you have a plan to get your guests home safely as well. Providing safety, service and security throughout the state, local CHP officers will engage in increased patrol and enforcement during the Super Bowl.

The Super Bowl is scheduled for Sunday, February 2, 2014, however, the NFL has put contingency plans in place to play the game any time between Friday and Monday, depending on weather. Funding for additional officers for the increased patrol is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

CHP officers assigned to Bridgeport Area will be out looking for impaired drivers. To prevent loss of life and ensure everyone enjoys a safe, fun Super Bowl, the CHP joins with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration by recommending the following simple tips:

· Make arrangements for a safe trip home before the party begins.

· Before drinking, please designate a non-drinking driver and leave your car keys at home.

· If you are hosting a party, make sure to have fun non-alcoholic beverages for the designated drivers attending your party.

· If you are impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation so you are sure to get home safely.

· If you suspect an impaired driver is on the road, report that driver by calling 9-1-1. Callers should be prepared to give a description of the vehicle, license plate number, location, and the vehicle’s direction of travel.

· Remember, if you know people who are about to drive or ride home with someone who is impaired, help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely. If a friend is drunk and wants to drive, encourage them not to, even if it means taking their keys away.

“Save a life, designate a non-drinking driver, before the party starts, and have a great day of football with family and friends.” said Lieutenant R. D. Cohan, Commander of the CHP’s Bridgeport Area.

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Curious
Curious
7 years ago
Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
7 years ago
Reply to  Curious

I think it was a very unnecessary conflict that this CHP officer will deeply regret. Hopefully it will lead to training for both fire and CHP so it doesn’t happen again.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
7 years ago
Reply to  Curious

Curious….So you want us to believe this incident is the norm…..or something isolated so some can group them all together as “bad apples” ?……I can remember a CHP officer back in 1987 named Alan Peyer that pulled over a young lady in San Diego and murdered her …does that too… Read more »

Rich U
Rich U
7 years ago

Well JJ, you have taken the complicated and tried to simplify it. The war on drugs is a very complicated question. As long as people have a craving for illegal drugs and the abuse of prescription drugs, illegal enterprise, criminals and drug cartels will flourish. You can put this issue… Read more »

Russ Monroe
Russ Monroe
7 years ago
Reply to  Rich U

Rich, “illicit drugs weakens us as a nation” is the simplified truth. Current law creates the profit to continue this disaster. Idiotic: ” Elect Me! because I will pander to your wants rather than do what needs to be done” political decisions rule the country. The “War on Drugs” has… Read more »

JeremiahJoseph
JeremiahJoseph
7 years ago
Reply to  Rich U

Yes It has definitely become a complicated issue, especially when punitive measures leave out relevant social science, I mean if the country would treat drug abuse as a human health issue and not so draconian, it would make more sense. But as long as we have misinformation and those that… Read more »

Rich U
Rich U
7 years ago

DT, I have been in law enforcement for over 35 years including my military service in the U.S. Army as a military policeman, and it always amazes me the nonsense that individuals like you chose to believe and mostly get wrong. Don’t get me wrong on this issue, I support… Read more »

JeremiahJoseph
JeremiahJoseph
7 years ago
Reply to  Rich U

All due respect Rich U, I am no cop hater, nor am I somebody who feels law enforcement shouldn’t be around, but from my perspective I feel Law Enforcement has gone beyond the job of public service…if you expect me to respect your perspective I hope you consider mine.. I… Read more »

DESCO
DESCO
7 years ago

Benett,
There are a handful of posters we are all sick of.

Mongo
Mongo
7 years ago
Reply to  DESCO

If I suck and I know it.

erik simpson
erik simpson
7 years ago
Reply to  Mongo

Mongo, I don’t think it’s you.

Mr NRA.
Mr NRA.
7 years ago

DT, your are misinformed. I am a former CHP Officer with a Bachelor’s Degree. A majority of the Officers that Graduate to become a CHP Officer are former Military, College Graduates and very few have just a High School Diploma. Law Enforcement Officers deserve to get paid what do especially… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago
Reply to  Mr NRA.

With the reputation of our Mono Sheriff and our last Bishop D.A. I would say the locals have good reason to question our present authority. I will say that the majority of our local law enforcement are very professional.

Reality Check
Reality Check
7 years ago
Reply to  Mr NRA.

CHP Officer handcuffs firefighter at accident scene. While I am sure this is an exception, it should be noted.

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/feb/05/firefighter-chp-handcuffed-freeway/

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
7 years ago

A post regarding the high wages of CHP officers was deleted apparently by Ms. Kessler. I will make it once more and see if it stands. CHP pays a patrol officer their eight hours per day for road patrol. In addition, patrol officers are paid 15 minutes overtime at the… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
7 years ago

Some of us are weary of your know-it-all, self-righteous comments. That’s why I deleted your earlier comment.
Benett Kessler

Pedro
Pedro
7 years ago

DT, I Guess if you employed scuba divers you would expect them to drive to work wearing their gear. You want emergency personnel to turn off their phones and radios, lock the vehicle while they’re “off the clock”? Recently saw two officers jump up from their meal and sprint to… Read more »

Mongo the Philosopher
Mongo the Philosopher
7 years ago
Reply to  Pedro

I am the child of highly educated and privileged people. To them I am not qualified to prevail in any discussion. They take their comfort and care in their financial, emotional, and subsequent physical control over me. I know them well and hear all sides of their ever morphing conversations… Read more »

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
7 years ago
Reply to  Pedro

Compare a high school education and 24 weeks of the CHP academy to four years, often more, of the undergraduate grind and then on to a Masters degree or maybe a PhD. I would say successfully completing a university education in a scientific/technical field and successfully applying that education in… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
7 years ago

Not sure why you find it necessary to demean CHP officers. Maybe the Navy pilot should make more. It takes a certain strength and courage to work as a law enforcement officer. No, the systems are not perfect and probably not entirely just. But, it doesn’t need to be a… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
7 years ago

Desert Tortoise…..To quote one of my employers…..”It is what it is”.

paul hoornbeek
paul hoornbeek
7 years ago

DT–I have two MAs and am working on a third. I clean toilets for a living. I don’t resent how much other people make, and I never went to school with the idea I’d be rewarded with a high-paying job (nor should anyone else). I’ve been corrected about misconceptions by… Read more »

Reality Check
Reality Check
7 years ago

DT, first of all, thank you for your service. It is very clear from your many comments over the years that you would not be able to pass the psychological test to become a cop. Truck driving seems to be a good fit for you as you can listen to… Read more »

Mongo The Alcoholic
Mongo The Alcoholic
7 years ago

Whelp,
Here it is, “BIG GAME SUNDAY”, time to start drinking.
Don’t bother knocking.
Don’t call.
See you all in a few days…
I’ll try the GUACAMOLE, but I’m going to pass on the CHPS!
BURP…. GeRd.. Pffftttt…
Mongo

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago

I really don’t want to see people getting hurt from having a good time, but I really do wish our local police would stop playing on peoples fears with press releases like this. Also, police must witness a infraction taking place and can not go on the hearsay of a… Read more »

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
7 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

The only fears they’re playing on are those who have irrational fears of law enforcement. I take as a friendly reminder to think twice before deciding to do something stupid like getting behind the wheel after too many beers. As far as the 911 issue – that question was being… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago

Charles, I don’t have irrational fears of anyone, I just refuse to wave my pom-poms in support of people pissing in my Super Bowl.

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago

Charles, more seriously ,I don’t know of a case involving the question of just 911 calls, but I do know a local police officer was reprimanded by the courts for not being honest about what he saw before arresting a drunk driving suspect. The case was dismissed in the name… Read more »

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
7 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

I found the case I was referring to:
http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/cert/12-9490

What you’ve described above sounds like apples and oranges. Dishonesty is unacceptable regardless of the 911 question.

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago

Charles, your response and attachment is probably the best I have ever received on any subject I have smarted off on. But I will continue to root for the under dog and oppressed and will continue to do so. P.S. this article is still prof of police playing on peoples… Read more »

Pedro
Pedro
7 years ago

Swatting proves that anonymous tips to 911 are always reliable.

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
7 years ago

@Trouble, If we can try to steer clear of the cheap shots we might find we can learn from one another. I appreciate reading the various perspectives on the issues. The constant sniping that occurs here really has no value though. I’m guilty of it too. I’ll try to do… Read more »

Pedro
Pedro
7 years ago

COJ, More like apples and pears. If I’m unrightfully detained by the actions of a dishonest LEO or a dishonest 911 caller, it pretty much looks the same to me. Dishonest caller and a dishonest or unprofessional LEO and you could be in a real predicament. Family member was arrested,… Read more »

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
7 years ago

@Pedro…

I’m under no illusions that our law enforcement/criminal justice system is perfect in all cases. If you’ve got a better system in mind – please share. Otherwise, the concept of following the law is best way to stay out of trouble with law enforcement.

Pedro
Pedro
7 years ago

COJ, I gave one example of many from my life because it spoke to the 911 question and the reliability of informants. My experience is that we have a good framework, but the implementation is corrupt on a major level and justice is not even handed for far too many.… Read more »

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
7 years ago

Pedro, I’m truly sorry if your personal experiences have tainted your view of law enforcement as a whole. But the concept of following the law is not mine, it’s one that has been passed down for generations – and it works quite well for the vast majority of citizens. No… Read more »

Pedro
Pedro
7 years ago

COJ, I have had many positive interactions with LEO and one of them probably saved my life. Just think your “vast majority” may be overly optimistic. I may be overly pessimistic and the overall truth is probably in between. Must say that the CHP has always been the most professional,… Read more »

JeremiahJoseph
JeremiahJoseph
7 years ago

Only on those who have irrational fears on Law enforcement? So when I see two of our local police (off duty) officers come into the local pub, already with a strong buzz, drink a few beers and assume one of them is going to drive in the vehicle they drove… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
7 years ago
Reply to  JeremiahJoseph

That’s a generalization. I know some very fine individual officers who do care about the public.
Benett Kessler

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
7 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble….Don’t think it’s LE trying to play on anyone’s fears…..well,maybe it is….telling people if you drink and drive,we’re gonna get ya….nothing wrong with that….as far as the 911 calls,if a motorist calls and reports an erratic driver on the highway,that is reason for Law Enforcement to respond to whats going… Read more »

Jason Bauerfield
Jason Bauerfield
7 years ago

Catch me if you can. Because it’s Super Bowl Sunday is NOT probable cause.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
7 years ago

….but….if your drunk and/or impaired,weaving around on the highway,that is probable cause to pull you over…..before you slam into an innocent family of 4 head-on…..you say “catch me if you can”……doesn’t that sound kinda stupid when this story mentions LE trying to keep impaired drivers off the highway ?…..you ever… Read more »

jim thorp
jim thorp
7 years ago

YOUR PAPERS PLEASE.

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
7 years ago

Nobody likes the thought of getting pulled over while driving. But what’s worse than pulled over is getting taken out by an impaired or otherwise irresponsible driver.

Bottom line, follow the laws, don’t drive impaired, and law enforcement will leave you alone.

sugar magnolia
sugar magnolia
7 years ago

That would be nice if it worked that way…read the Sheet, you’ll see that at least some of the Mono County sheriff deputies don’t quite have that concept down.

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
7 years ago
Reply to  sugar magnolia

What I see in The Sheet are comments from the accused man’s lawyer. And lawyers NEVER bend the facts to support their clients position, do they?

I’ll wait for the court to decide this rather rush to judge these officers based on the words from you or an arrestee’s lawyer.

TBone
TBone
7 years ago

Actually Charles, getting pulled over without probable cause is pretty serious. Once this is accepted by the populace, you’re paving the way to police state. If you’re that worried about being taken out by impaired drivers, don’t drive. The roads are full of drunks, speeders, texting teens, and blind 90… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
7 years ago
Reply to  TBone

“If your that worried about being taken out by impaired drivers,don’t drive”….THAT has got to be THE DUMBEST thing I’ve ever read….on this site,or anywhere else……

Ken Warner
Ken Warner
7 years ago
Reply to  TBone

You just made a good case that officers have a probable cause to pull over just about everybody, “…assume the majority of drivers on the road are impaired…” But I see so few of those “impaired” drivers talking to the law that I wonder what’s really happening? Perhaps you could… Read more »

Charles O. Jones
Charles O. Jones
7 years ago
Reply to  TBone

TBone, I agree, getting pulled over without probable cause is serious. But regarding the specific incident Sugar Mag commented on, the question of probable cause hasn’t been answered yet. I’ll wait for the court decision on the matter before I pass judgement on the actions of these officers. The remainder… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
7 years ago
Reply to  TBone

.Tbone.”If your that worried about being taken out by an impaired driver,don’t drive”…and then you go on and say “Drive defensively and assume the majority of drivers on the road are impaired in some way or another”…let me read you a headline in the Lancaster Antelope Valley Press newspaper,dated Sept.25,1971…..”Lancaster… Read more »

Mongo
Mongo
7 years ago

Thank you cops. If you pull Mongo over he will take off his sunglasses, turn off the radio, put his hands on the wheel where you can see them, and be respectful and kind. That is the very least he can do for folks who put their lives in danger… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago
Reply to  Mongo

Politically correct I’m not! Oh well.

Mongo
Mongo
7 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

I am no stranger to Trouble…
I draw my boundary line on idiotic behavior at the road and shooting range.
I’ve come too close to dying too many times on 395 completely sober.

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
7 years ago

Hmmm, Stuporbowl Sunday is usually a prime day for a motorcycle ride. While everyone else is sitting in front of the boob tube watching an inane sport while stuffing their faces with all four food groups (sugar, salt, alcohol and cholesterol) some of us are usually taking advantage of the… Read more »

upthecreek
upthecreek
7 years ago

It.s all about the fines, penalties overtime and dont forget they need to pour billions into their public pension ponzi scheme.
GGW

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago

Thank You for not showing a close up of these bushwhackers.

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Boy that’s a lot of dislikes. I guess a man can’t enjoy a few beers on Super Bowl Sunday anymore.

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
7 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

….not if they choose to drink AND drive….

Mongo
Mongo
7 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble!
Go to your room!
!

Trouble
Trouble
7 years ago
Reply to  Mongo

After the game Mommy! P.S. please don’t call 911 on your friends.