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February 6, 2014 | By Tony Perry
With pictures of the freeway confrontation between a California Highway Patrol officer and a Chula Vista firefighter drawing attention nationwide, a top CHP official met Thursday with the San Diego County Fire Chiefs Assn. to assure the chiefs that the incident was an "aberration. " Meanwhile, the chief of the San Diego Fire and Rescue Department, the county's largest fire department, called on his personnel not to ratchet up the controversy by leaving comments online. "I told everybody, 'Stay off the blogs, be respectful,'" said San Diego Chief Javier Mainar.
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February 5, 2014 | By Tony Perry
Officials of the California Highway Patrol and the Chula Vista Fire Department moved Wednesday to smooth over "an unfortunate incident" in which a CHP officer handcuffed a firefighter at a freeway accident Tuesday night. The officer had ordered the firefighter to move a fire truck because he felt it was unsafely blocking a lane of traffic at the scene of a collision on Interstate 805. The firefighter refused, saying he needed to confer with his captain. The CHP officer handcuffed the firefighter and put him in the back of a patrol car, where he remained for about 30 minutes.
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January 30, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A man who walked onto the northbound 57 Freeway in Orange County late Wednesday night was struck by a car and killed, authorities said. The incident occurred about 10 minutes before midnight on the freeway just north of Yorba Linda Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver was traveling about 65 mph when "for unknown reasons" the man walked into the lane in front of the car, and the driver was unable to swerve away, the CHP said. The man, who was not immediately identified, was taken to a hospital, where he died.
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January 30, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
California Highway Patrol officers arrested a big rig driver who authorities said fled on foot after being involved in a fatal multi-vehicle crash early Thursday in Ontario. CHP officials said officers spent several hours searching for the man, eventually tracking him down at his home in Fontana, where he was arrested. His name was not immediately released.  The crash was reported about 2:11 a.m. at Etiwanda and San Bernardino avenues, just north of the 10 Freeway, the CHP said.  Authorities said the big rig was traveling north on Etiwanda Avenue, ran a red light and collided with two vehicles traveling west on San Bernardino Avenue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
Officers were investigating reports of shots fired on the northbound 2 Freeway in Glendale late Tuesday after a stolen vehicle crashed and snarled traffic, the California Highway Patrol said. The vehicle crashed near Foothill Boulevard, where one person was detained, Officer Alex Rubio said. Another suspect was being sought. Rubio said the vehicle was stolen in a possible carjacking. He said it was not immediately clear whether shots were actually fired. No other details were immediately available.
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January 5, 2014 | By Kate Mather
A 34-year-old pedestrian was killed Saturday after he was struck by a vehicle on the 101 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles, authorities said. California Highway Patrol officers and paramedics responded to the northbound side of the freeway near Alameda Street about 6:30 p.m. after a caller reported a "pedestrian down in the roadway," according to the CHP. Few details were available about the incident, pending the ongoing investigation, but the...
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December 19, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer and Tony Perry, This post has been corrected. See note below for details
One person was killed and dozens more were injured in two separate tour bus crashes Thursday afternoon on Interstate 15 on trips to and from casinos in northern San Diego County, officials said.  The accidents, one near Bonsall in northern San Diego County and the other in south Corona, both occurred about 2:30 p.m., officials said. One person was killed and 19 injured -- six seriously and 13 moderately -- when a bus en route to the Valley View Casino overturned on rain-slicked, southbound I-15 near Bonsall, the CHP said.
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December 18, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A two-year investigation by the California Highway Patrol led to the seizure of nearly $1 million in stolen motorcycles and parts and 51 arrests across Los Angeles County, officials announced Wednesday. “We've taken down the majority of the main players” within L.A. County's three main motorcycle theft rings, said CHP Southern Division Chief Dan Bower. The thieves were professionals who could swipe the bikes in seconds, he said. Often times, they simply lifted them onto pickup trucks and hauled them away.
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December 7, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
Interstate 5 at the Grapevine was reopened Saturday afternoon to slow-moving traffic after a sweeping winter storm dumped snow on California's main north-south artery, temporarily shutting the roadway. California Highway Patrol officers took turns escorting dozens of cars at a time on Interstate 5 over the Tejon Pass, traveling no faster than 35 mph in some cases, said CHP Officer Eric Priessman. The slick conditions caused several nonfatal wrecks earlier in the day before the temporary closing of the Grapevine, known for its steep hills, Priessman said.
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November 8, 2013 | By Alicia Banks
The California Highway Patrol officer hospitalized after a collision with a trash truck Friday in Chatsworth has worked with the department for five years, authorities said. Shane Chase was en route to a call while traveling south on the curbside lane of Topanga Canyon Boulevard when the truck, traveling in the same direction in the outside lane, turned in front of him near Nordhoff Street, said LAPD Lt. Andrew Neiman. The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the collision.
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