California Highway Patrol Headlines

  • Traffic slowed by fog, accidents around the Bay Area

    After the rain subsided early Tuesday morning, fog and slick roads slowed traffic around the Bay Area. On the Golden Gate Bridge, fog is currently affecting northbound and southbound lanes and causing delays for morning commuters. An accident with injuries was reported around 6:35 a.m. on Westbound I-80 west of the Bay Bridge, California Highway Patrol said. The center divider was blocked and commuters should expect delays. An overturned vehicle...

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  • CHP officer injured in crash in Concord

    A California Highway Patrol officer was injured in a traffic collision in Concord on Monday evening, the agency said. The crash occured at 6:15 p.m. at eastbound State Route 4 and Port Chicago Highway, the CHP said. The officer suffered major injuries which were not believed to be life-threatening. The officer was taken to a hospital for treatment. The CHP did not provide further details about the crash or whether any additional vehicles were involved. ...

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  • Woman struck, killed by city vehicle in Berkeley

    A 70-year-old woman died Friday after a city of Berkeley employee driving a city-owned vehicle hit her at a crosswalk, the California Highway Patrol said. The woman was crossing the street at the intersection of Channing Way and Fulton Street around 1:20 p.m. when she was struck, CHP spokesman Matthew Hamer said. The woman was pronounced dead 10 minutes later. The driver stayed at the scene and was cooperating with investigators. Hamer said investigators were...

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  • Traffic horror story: Man cited after using Chucky Doll for carpool lane

    A couple of villains tried to beat traffic Thursday afternoon, but only one of them was cited for bad behavior. In one for the books, a man got a ticket Thursday evening for driving in the carpool lane of Highway 4 in Concord with a Chucky Doll. The demon doll, popularized in the Child's Play horror film series, was buckled into the front passenger seat of his blue sedan. A California Highway Patrol officer cited him about 4 p.m. at the Solano Way on-ramp,...

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  • Driver given ticket for driving in carpool lane with ‘Chucky’

    Police were not happy about the child's play from this California driver.

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  • Fog coats morning commute in Bay Area, warm weather expected for weekend

    Heavy fog rolled into parts of the Bay Area Friday morning, limiting visibility for drivers on the morning commute - but it should burn off by late morning and give way to sunny skies for the long weekend. "We have patchy fog throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and when it turns patchy, it's hit or miss," said Charles Bell of the National Weather Service in Monterey. "Some communities are getting it and some are not, like Oakland is down to two miles of visibility whereas...

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  • CHP nabs carpool lane cheater with Chucky doll in passenger seat, takes jab at new Raiders coach

    California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers nabbed a lone driver in a Contra Costa carpool lane Thursday. Sitting in the passenger seat was a Chucky doll, the antagonist of the cult horror film series "Child's Play."

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  • Driver dies in Napa County rock slide

    A rock slide in Napa County caused a fatal crash on Highway 121 Tuesday evening, the California Highway Patrol said, shutting down the road overnight as officials wait for daylight to assess the stability of the area before clearing it. A single vehicle went down an embankment and crashed in the 4000 block of Monticello Road, the same as Highway 121, around 5 p.m. Tuesday, the CHP said. The driver was the only occupant in the car and died in the crash. CHP...

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  • Deluge was one of wettest in SF history, traffic a wet mess

    The rainstorm that pummeled the state Monday was one of the wettest in San Francisco history, and even through the downpour diminished Tuesday throughout the Bay Area the lingering wetness triggered a mess on the roadways. San Francisco had the 16th wettest day on record Monday with 3.64 inches of rain in nearly 24 hours, said Anna Schneider, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Major delays were also reported at BART due to equipment problems in...

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  • ‘OK, I love it’ — California pulls stoned-driving ad after criticism

    An ad aimed at discouraging drivers from getting behind the wheel under the influence of marijuana was removed by California officials after critics said it promoted use of the drug. The 30-second video, part of the "DUI Doesn't Just Mean Booze" campaign by the California Office of Traffic Safety, starts with a montage of people listing off reasons why they use cannabis - before assuring that they never drive while intoxicated. "OK, I love it," one man says of...

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  • 6 people dead after car crash in Yolo County

    Six people died early Sunday in a crash caused by a wrong-way driver that resulted in both vehicles catching fire on a freeway near Woodland (Yolo County), authorities said. Officers received calls about 12:30 a.m. of a Chevrolet traveling south in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5, just north of County Road 17 in the unincorporated community of Yolo, according to the California Highway Patrol. When officers arrived on scene, the Chevrolet had crashed head-on...

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  • Driver charged in crash that killed CHP officer and injured his partner

    A 22-year-old Hayward man was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder as well as driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol in the Christmas Eve crash that killed a California Highway Patrol officer and injured his partner. Prosecutors said Mohammed Abraar Ali was driving at 120 mph when he swerved and slammed his red Cadillac CTS-V into a CHP cruiser occupied by Officers Andrew Camilleri and Jonathan Velasquez, who were on patrol for intoxicated drivers and were parked...

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  • CHP officer killed in Christmas Eve freeway crash in Hayward

    A California Highway Patrol officer was killed when a driver swerved off the road and slammed into the officer's patrol car, which was parked near an on-ramp to Interstate 880 in Hayward, the CHP said Monday. Andrew Camilleri Sr. 33, of Tracy, a CHP officer since March, was killed in the crash at 11:20 p.m. Sunday, the Highway Patrol said. Another officer in the car, Jonathan Velasquez, was treated at a hospital for lacerations and released Monday, said Sgt. Rob Nacke, a CHP...

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