CHP Maximum Enforcement activity

chp_logo.jpgRESULTS OF THANKSGIVING MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT PERIOD Providing safety and assistance throughout the state, California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers engaged in a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) during the Thanksgiving holiday. The MEP began Wednesday, November 27, at 6:00 P.M, and continued through Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 11:59 P.M. “Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel times of the year,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow, “As the volume of traffic on the roadways increases so does the risk of being involved in a serious or deadly collision.” In addition to enforcing the seat belt law, CHP officers remained vigilant looking for aggressive and impaired drivers.

During the MEP, CHP officers assigned to Bridgeport Area arrested four people suspected of driving while under the influence (DUI), among other charges. Statewide, CHP officers arrested 1,201 during this Thanksgiving holiday, slightly less than the 1,320 people arrested in 2012. This year, there were 33 people killed in collisions during the Thanksgiving holiday in California. This is fewer than the 44 people killed in collisions the previous year, however, those 33 people will not be home for the holiday season. Among the 17 vehicle occupants killed within CHP jurisdiction, 88 percent, or 15 individuals were not wearing a seat belt. These figures show that there is still a need to get the message out to everyone to “buckle up – every trip, every time” and “don’t hesitate to designate a sober driver”.

On November 28,2013, at approximately 5:55 P.M., CHP and Mono County Sheriffs deputies responded to a call of a solo vehicle roll-over traffic collision in Walker, where the involved vehicle fled the scene. Mono County Sheriffs deputies were able to locate the involved party at a nearby residence and notified CHP. Subsequent to an investigation by CHP officers, a 52 year old male resident of Mammoth Lakes was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, hit-and-run, and driving a motor vehicle while his driver license was suspended for prior DUI related offenses; all misdemeanor violations. The subject was also charged with a felony firearms violation as a result of the incident. He was booked into the Mono County Sheriffs Jail in Bridgeport.

On November 28, 2013, at approximately 9:18 P.M., a Mammoth Lakes Police officer stopped a suspected DUI driver in the town of Mammoth Lakes and requested CHP assistance. Following a DUI investigation by a CHP officer, the 55 year old female driver, a Bishop resident, was arrested for misdemeanor DUI. Her valid driver license was seized and she was issued a suspension notice. She was then booked into the Mono County Sheriffs Jail in Bridgeport.

On November 30, 2013, at approximately 8:42 P.M., a Mammoth Lakes Police officer stopped a suspected driver under the influence of alcohol and drugs in the town of Mammoth Lakes and requested CHP assistance. A CHP Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) assigned to Bridgeport Area responded and conducted an investigation. Following the investigation, the 19 year old male driver, a resident of Mammoth Lakes, was arrested for DUI and possession of controlled substance paraphernalia, both misdemeanors, The subject was also charged with driving a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater than 0.05% by a person under 21 years of age. The subject’s valid driver license was seized and he was issued a suspension notice. He was later booked into the Mono County Sheriffs Jail in Bridgeport. An 18 year old male passenger of the vehicle was cited and released for marijuana possession.

On December 1,2013, at approximately 9:30 P.M., Mono County Sheriffs deputies requested CHP assistance on a traffic stop with a possible driver under the influence of narcotics. A CHP Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) assigned to Bridgeport Area responded and conducted an investigation. The CHP officer arrested the 46 year old male driver, a resident of Oxnard, for driving under the influence of narcotics, and for driving a motor vehicle while his driver license was suspended, both misdemeanors. The subject was also charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of controlled substance paraphernalia. The subject was then booked into the Mono County Sheriffs Jail in Bridgeport.

“Officers and deputies made twice the number of DUI arrests this Thanksgiving weekend as compared to last year. Impaired driving continues to be an issue requiring diligent attention by everyone in Mono County, and statewide, The probability that at least one of these four drivers would have been involved in a collision is significant, and not worth the risk to themselves or anyone in close proximity to them, I am very proud of the combined, cooperative efforts of Mono County Sheriffs deputies. Mammoth Lakes Police officers and CHP officers in both protecting the public and making sure each of these four individuals have the opportunity to continue celebrating future holidays with those who love them” said Lieutenant R. D. Cohan, Commander of the CHP’s Bridgeport Area.

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ferdinand lopez
ferdinand lopez
8 years ago

the same people who complain about the police are the same people who need to thank god they are there for them when they have a problem

Shine
Shine
8 years ago

Some who complain about police would truly thank god IF police were there for them.
http://www.policemisconduct.net

Mark
Mark
8 years ago

If they’re not writing traffic tickets I have no use for them.

I’m protected by the 2nd amendment.

Mark
Mark
8 years ago

“An 18 year old male passenger of the vehicle was cited and released for marijuana possession.”

What lead to finding marijuana on the 18 year old? It wouldn’t surprise me if it was an illegal search.

sugar magnolia
sugar magnolia
8 years ago
Reply to  Mark

Yep, it’s one thing to see a car moving in a manner that suggests an impaired driver and doing a traffic stop on that vehicle. No-one questions that action and in fact I think we all support it. It’s completely something else to see a car with certain bumper stickers… Read more »

Mark
Mark
8 years ago
Reply to  sugar magnolia

The only thing I can think of that would give LEO’s reason to search a passenger in a vehicle being driven by a drunk driver would be if the vehicle also smelled like marijuana. I will also add that anyone who carries marijuana and doesn’t have a Prop215 Dr.’s recommendation… Read more »

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago
Reply to  sugar magnolia

When a driver is arrested for DUI, the arrestee and any passengers are generally frisked as a safety precaution for the officers. This has been upheld by the courts many times. It does not say so in the article but I would imagine this is when the passenger was discovered… Read more »

Brandon
Brandon
8 years ago

Your police in Mono county are over zealous and trample all over your rights on a daily basis. Frankly I dont know how the citizens put up w this. Its one thing to have DUI check points but harrassing citizens w dogs and MAXIMUM enforcement? Rediculous!

JeremiahJoseph
JeremiahJoseph
8 years ago

Freedom? So I have the freedom to do what ever I please? So if I don’t go to work, I have the freedom to live off the land? If one doesn’t believe in money or the social and environmental injustice it creates, one can by-pass it because of freedom we… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  JeremiahJoseph

While big money and corporations clearly control a lot about our government, we still have the personal choice to exercise freedom. We’re doing it right here on the website. In Egypt, people can’t even assemble in public. Their major comedian was forced off the air for making fun of the… Read more »

JeremiahJoseph
JeremiahJoseph
8 years ago
Reply to  Benett Kessler

Yeah I hear that, we are doing it right here on this website, thankfully we have our health and ability…health is freedom. But the same government that claims to be the birth place of freedom has instances that resemble what you mentioned about Egypt, like what our government does to… Read more »

Art Guthry
Art Guthry
8 years ago

If you travel within the FEMA Regions Homeland, make sure your Papers Are In Order, and Hey all of you that own your own peoperty,look at your deed closely,you will see on it that you are a tenant in common,you are nothing more than a lawns keeper,even the supreme court… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago
Reply to  Art Guthry

Freedom is what we experience in our daily lives and also inside of ourselves. Paranoia about whose hands we are in will not help.
Benett Kessler

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago
Reply to  Art Guthry

Without an organized government with a body of laws, the power to enforce these laws and a court system to adjudicate these laws, you have no freedom whatsoever. You are reduced to living like an animal, the law of the jungle, where only brute force prevails. Absent a government with… Read more »

sugar magnolia
sugar magnolia
8 years ago

you seem to be saying it’s all or nothing. Give LEO complete autonomy to do as they wish or give up any type of govt. protection. I definitely do not agree. The system of checks and balances that our govt was formed on is key to our Country’s success. Keeping… Read more »

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago
Reply to  sugar magnolia

I never said that. Why don’t you read Thomas Jefferson’s opinions regarding the necessity of a strong and functional government as expressed in his work in the Federalist Papers. The reason we have our current Constitution is due to the inherent weakness of the prior Articles of Confederation. Lacking a… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
8 years ago

We also have no rights unless we exercise them.
BK