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Driver Escapes Without Injuries In Road 400 Rollover Crash

COARSEGOLD – A Raymond woman walked away from a single-vehicle accident on Road 400 today, suffering only a few bruises after crashing her SUV off the side of the road. Just before 12:30 p.m., the 49-year-old driver was southbound on Road 400 just south of Road 415 when, for unknown reasons, she failed to negotiate a right-hand turn and crossed ...

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DUI Arrest After Two-Vehicle Crash On Road 400

COARSEGOLD – An Ahwahnee man was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI this morning after a nearly head-on collision on Road 400. At about 9 a.m., CHP responded to reports of a two-vehicle crash just south of Yosemite Springs Parkway. According to CHP, Louis Trotter, 44, was southbound near Sandy Beach Lane in a 2003 Chevy pickup, when he ...

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Investigation Continues Into Officer Involved Shooting

MADERA COUNTY — The investigation continues into an officer involved shooting in the Valley this morning. On Feb. 24, at approximately 7:26 a.m., California Highway Patrol officers initiated a vehicle stop for speeding on Highway 152. The vehicle failed to yield, increased its speed, and continued traveling southbound on Highway 99, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle exited the ...

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CHP Officer Kaci Lutz Heads Back Out On Patrol

OAKHURST — Many mountain area residents know CHP Officer Kaci Lutz from taking her classes at the Oakhurst Area CHP Office. Her Age Well, Drive Smart classes always filled up early, and teens got a good start behind the wheel at her Start Smart classes. In a few weeks, Officer Lutz will be passing the baton to a new Public ...

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Driver Injured In Crash And Arrested After Pursuit On Hwy 41

MADERA COUNTY — A 22-year-old woman is behind bars after a 50-mile, high-speed chase along Highway 41 in the early morning hours. Shortly after midnight this morning, a Fresno County Sheriff’s deputy was patrolling the area of Highway 168 and Ashlan Ave. when he saw what appeared to be a drug deal going down. The suspect’s car, a black Honda, ...

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CHP Offers Free Driving Classes For Teens And Seniors

OAKHURST – As winter weather moves in and presents more challenging and dangerous driving conditions, the Oakhurst Area CHP Office encourages you to start the New Year right by making your driving safety a priority. Saturday, Jan. 26, is Safety Saturday at the Oakhurst office, with Officer Luis Lugo hosting two important classes for new drivers and for senior citizens. ...

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Reserve Your Spot For “Age Well, Drive Smart” CHP Class

OAKHURST — Senior drivers are invited to register now for a free class at the Oakhurst CHP Office. Driving is a complex skill that may diminish as a person ages. The ability to drive safely is affected by changes in one’s physical and mental conditions. Many of these changes take place as we get older, though in different ways and ...

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Driver Suffers Major Injuries In Single-Vehicle Crash

NORTH FORK — A single-vehicle crash south of North Fork this evening sent the driver to the hospital with major injuries. At about 6:20 p.m., a couple in the 59000 block of Road 225 heard a crash and the sound of a horn blaring up on the road near their house. They rushed up to the roadway and located a ...

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Major Injuries And DUI Arrest After Driver Crashes Into A Tree

AHWAHNEE — An Ahwanee man was arrested, and both he and his passenger sustained major injuries, after crashing into a tree on Road 600 early Sunday morning, according to CHP. On Jan. 7, at approximately 12:30 a.m., Joseph Noriega, 26, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet pick-up truck westbound on Road 600 west of State Route 49. Mr. Noriega lost control ...

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DUI Arrest After Upset And Hit & Run At McDonalds Drive-Thru

OAKHURST — An Oakhurst woman was arrested after she reportedly damaged three vehicles, then fled the scene after a long wait at the drive-through at the Oakhurst McDonald’s last Friday. At about 5 p.m. on Dec. 29, CHP was notified by McDonald’s employees that a woman who ordered at the drive-up window appeared to be intoxicated. After taking her order, ...

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