Tag: California Highway Patrol

City seeks ways to discourage illegal sideshows

City seeks ways to discourage illegal sideshows

| October 28, 2018 | 1 Comment

MARTINEZ, Calif. – In July, three people were arrested and 43 others were ticketed in July during a breakup of an illegal reckless-driving “sideshow” in Antioch that attracted about 200 people, according to the California Highway Patrol. In September, Oakland Police issued numerous tickets and had about 100 vehicles towed after sideshow drivers interfered with […]

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CHP Lip Synch video gets 350,000 views

CHP Lip Synch video gets 350,000 views

| August 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. ­­– A law enforcement social media phenomenon that began in June in Texas has spread across the country. And California Highway Patrol officers in Contra Costa County have taken up the challenge. They’ve posted their lip-synch video to Facebook. Things started small, when Bexar County Sheriff’s Deputy Alexander Mena did a solo video […]

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Crash snaps pole, forces closure of Pacheco Boulevard

| July 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

MARTINEZ, Calif. – A truck ended on its side after its driver crashed and snapped a power pole on Pacheco Boulevard near California Highway Patrol shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday. That forced what California Highway Patrol called a “hard closure” of streets until repairs could be made and the vehicle could be removed. The driver […]

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CHP investigating highway shootings

| April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

California Highway Patrol is investigating two apparently unrelated highway shootings reported Wednesday in Contra Costa County. In neither case was anyone hurt. The first took place about 9:45 p.m. on North Interstate-680 near Treat Boulevard, Walnut Creek. A driver’s car window broke, and he originally thought perhaps someone had thrown a bottle at his vehicle. […]

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