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Woman Topples Off ATV On Highway 41, DUI Arrest

COARSEGOLD — An ATV accident sent a Coarsegold woman to the hospital last night, and ended in an arrest for suspicion of DUI after she rolled the quad on Highway 41. Just before 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 31, Mary Jane Lomier, 78, was southbound on Highway 41 just south of Road 416 on a 2016 Kawasaki quad — a ...

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Missing Toddler Found In Mariposa

MARIPOSA — What began as a heart-wrenching report ended happily today when a missing toddler was located safely in Mariposa. At 8:39 a.m. this morning, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a two-and-a-half-year-old boy named Hayden who was missing in the Oak Grove area of Mariposa County. The toddler had reportedly been seen last in the 4000 block ...

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Woman Escapes Serious Injury In Solo Rollover

OAKHURST — A single vehicle rollover blocked the southbound lane of Highway 41 for over an hour this morning and sent one woman to the hospital. Just after 10 a.m. a 74-year-old Oakhurst woman was southbound near Bay Leaf Lane in a 2005 Ford Escape. She told the investigating CHP officer that she hit something in the road and lost ...

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Crash On Icy Curve Slows Morning Traffic On Road 200

NORTH FORK — Icy roads and speeds too fast for conditions likely contributed to a single-vehicle crash just west of Bass Fork Minit Market this morning. Just after 7 a.m., reports came in of a solo vehicle off the roadway on Road 200 just west of Hadley Road. A neighbor heard the crash and hurried to the scene to assist ...

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You’re Invited To Coffee With A Cop

OAKHURST — In what has become a regularly welcomed opportunity, the public is invited to meet their local CHP officers for coffee and conversation. Officers from the California Highway Patrol Oakhurst Area office will be on hand to sit and chat with community members in an informal visit to discuss local issues, have a cup of java, and build relationships. The event will be ...

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CHP Offers Free Class For Senior Drivers

OAKHURST — 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 at different times. To address these changes and the challenges they pose, the California Highway Patrol ...

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CHP Offers Free Classes For Senior Drivers

OAKHURST — At times, driving appears to be relatively easy, but is in fact 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 at different times. To address these ...

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Free Senior Scam Stopper Seminar

OAKHURST — According to one investor survey, more than seven million older Americans – that’s one out of every five citizens over the age of 65 – have already been victimized by a financial swindle. Now, there’s something proactive to be done about it. The public is invited to attend a free Senior Scam Stopper Seminar on Friday, Jun. 10 ...

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CHP Focuses On Distracted Drivers

MOUNTAIN AREA — If you’re talking on your cell phone, putting on makeup or reaching for something in the back seat, you are guilty of distracted driving, and the CHP will be on the lookout for you. The month of April has been designated as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will use this opportunity to ...

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One Person Dead In Alleged Drunk Driving Crash

COARSEGOLD – A major accident on Highway 41 just north of Yosemite Springs Parkway has resulted in the death of one person, and major injuries to four others. At 10:14 p.m. on Monday, July 22, a call came in from Sierra Ambulance personnel of a three car accident on Highway 41. Ed Guzman, general manager at Sierra Ambulance, said his ...

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