California Highway Patrol

CHP puts emphasis on traffic safety through citations

Jaywalkers last week had another reason to look both ways before crossing the street – especially if they found themselves caught up in the latest traffic safety operation. ...

Applegate Fire spurs evacuations

Multiple fires burning along Interstate 80 threatened homes and businesses Wednesday afternoon in the Applegate area. The fires reportedly started around 1:30 p.m. along the freew ...

Speeders, beware: CHP plane up there

The jig is up, but you’re not sure just how you got caught. You slowed to a reasonable speed while passing every on-ramp, checked your rearview mirror for the “5-0,&rdq ...

Cow carnage on I-80 east

At least four cows were killed Thursday morning on Interstate 80 after a pickup truck hauling a cattle trailer struck a guardrail, spilling its bovine passengers onto the freeway. ...

CHP seeking public’s help in fatal motorcycle collision

California Highway Patrol investigators are seeking the public’s help in locating the driver and vehicle involved in a fatal collision that left a 20-year-old dead at the sce ...

CHP reminds revelers to safely ring in the New Year

The California Highway Patrol is urging motorists to begin the New Year responsibly. If the celebration plans include alcohol, designate a driver before the festivities begin. The ...

Placer Probation gains funds to monitor high-risk DUI offenders

  With the knowledge that felony and repeat misdemeanor DUI offenders are over-represented in traffic crashes involving alcohol or other drugs, the Placer County Probation Of ...

CHP seeks officer candidates

The California Highway Patrol will accept applications in September from individuals interested in a career as a CHP officer. The CHP is looking to hire cadets from a pool of appli ...

CHP closing out summer with anti-DUI campaign

As motorists prepare for the final holiday weekend of summer, the California Highway Patrol is gearing up to save lives by joining with law enforcement agencies throughout the coun ...

S Army Spc. Burley honored Monday

US Army Spc. Nicholas Burley was killed in action while serving in Afghanistan on July 30, he is the son of Tammy Kneebone of Red Bluff and Mike Burley of Fores ...

No fatal collisions on I-80 during eight-day challenge

At the invitation of the Iowa State Patrol, the California Highway Patrol joined agencies from 10 other states to embark on a lifesaving challenge to prevent fatalities on Intersta ...

CHP participates in ‘I-80 Challenge’ to save lives

The California Highway Patrol is joining 10 other state highway patrol agencies across the nation to participate in the “I-80 Challenge,” which sets a goal of zero fata ...

Law enforcement on the hunt for drunk drivers on St. Patrick’s Day weekend

With St. Patrick’s Day this weekend, the Avoid the 7 Placer County DUI task force is urging the public to get a ride home and not get behind the wheel after drinking. During ...

Prepared for the worst?

Do you know what to do in the event of a disaster? Preparedness will be on the agenda Saturday, when several public agencies gather for an emergency preparedness safety fair hoste ...