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A Safe Super Bowl Sunday is CHP’s Goal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Football fans may have to come up with a new game plan for this year’s Super Bowl festivities, but the California Highway Patrol (CHP) still reminds everyone to put safety first. California’s public health recommendations encourage residents to gather outdoors and with no more than three households.  In addition, Californians should stay close to home and limit ...

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California Highway Patrol Goes on Tactical Alert

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Amanda Ray today issued the following statement announcing the CHP would go on tactical alert ahead of the upcoming Presidential Inauguration:   “For many months, the CHP has worked closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to ensure the outcome of the election will be respected and that any protests which ...

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Mariposa County S.C.O.P.E. Member Arrested for Embezzlement & Grand Theft

MARIPOSA – A former S.C.O.P.E. (Sheriff’s Community Organized Policing Effort) member Ronald Glenn was arrested Friday January 15th on felony charges of Embezzlement & Grand Theft. Mr. Glenn had been a long time SCOPE member and was the Treasurer for the volunteer organization for the last 9 years. In early 2020 the SCOPE organization went through a structure change and ...

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Californians Ring in The New Year With New Traffic Safety Laws

SACRAMENTO – As 2020 comes to a close, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) wants to highlight some new roadway safety laws that take effect in 2021. License points for distracted driving (AB 47, Daly; 2019): Using a cell phone in a handheld manner while driving is currently punishable by a fine. Beginning July 1, 2021, violating the hands-free law for ...

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CHP Announces $27 Million Available to Combat Impaired Driving

SACRAMENTO – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) today announced the availability of nearly $27 million in grant funds to help local communities combat impaired driving. The funding is the result of Proposition 64, the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act, which provided specified cannabis tax funding to the CHP to administer local grants for education, prevention, and ...

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Mariposa County Sheriff’s Can Now Accept Emergency 911 Text

MARIPOSA – Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office now has the ability to accept emergency text messages. Residents can text 911 instead of calling, if they are unable to do so in the case of an emergency. This technology is available to use from their cell phones when speaking on the phone is not an option or could put the caller in ...

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Saturday Night Crash on Rd. 426 Results in Fatality

OAKHURST – On Sat. Nov. 28th, 2020 at approximately 9:25 pm a 1998 Toyota Tacoma travelling westbound on Road 426, west of Meadow View Drive at a high rate of speed lost control after not being able to negotiate a curve in the road. The Toyota then overturned after going up an embankment and then slid down a second embankment. ...

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CHP Emphasizes Safe Thanksgiving Travel Amid Pandemic

SACRAMENTO – As Californians plan for the Thanksgiving holiday during the ongoing pandemic, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reminds everyone the rules of driving safety are just as crucial as ever. To encourage safe travel, the CHP will enact a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) beginning at 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and continuing through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November ...

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Governor Newsom Swears in New CHP Commissioner

SACRAMENTO – Nov. 17 ,2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom today administered the oath of office to California Highway Patrol (CHP) Commissioner Amanda Ray, a historic move making her the first woman in its 91-year history to lead the largest state law enforcement agency in the nation. Newsom appointed Ray as the 16th Commissioner on October 20, 2020, following the retirement ...

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CHP Offers Seniors The “Keys” to Continued Safe Driving

SACRAMENTO – As the number of older drivers continues to grow, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is determined to help them maintain their driving independence for as long as they can safely drive. Through the support of a yearlong federal grant, Keeping Everyone Safe (KEYS) XII, the CHP will continue its traffic safety program that places an emphasis on roadway ...

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