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  • CHP reminds drivers and motorcyclists about road safety

    May 8, 2012 10:31 PM

    A Paso Robles motorcyclist died Tuesday, after a crash early morning. The California Highway Patrol said the motorcyclist and a Honda sedan collided. It happened on State Route 229, near Route 58. The CHP said it appears the motorcyclist came out of a turn too wide, and may have... more »
  • California Highway Patrol prepares for royal visit

    July 8, 2011 4:47 PM

    The California Highway Patrol is urging drivers to stay out of the Santa Barbara area during the royal couple's visit on Saturday to avoid potential traffic headaches. CHP Officer Jeremy Wayland said if you do have to be on the state roads, be sure to give yourself plenty of... more »
  • CHP officers in Santa Maria remember fallen colleagues

    February 24, 2011 8:20 PM

    California Highway Patrol officers in Santa Maria remember their fallen colleagues on Thursday. The flag flew at half staff and officers wore black ribbons over their badges in memory of Rick Stovall and Britt Irvine. Thirteen years ago, they died while responding to a motorist on Highway 166... more »
  • Reward being offered in Krista Babbitt's death

    February 3, 2011 6:44 PM

    A $1,000 Crime Stoppers reward is now being offered in the case of the Nipomo woman killed in a felony hit and run. The body of 55-year-old Krista Babbitt was discovered early Tuesday morning on the 700 block of Joshua Road. The California Highway Patrol is asking anybody... more »
  • Truck safety concerns on Highway 154 discussed at board meeting

    October 21, 2010 4:10 PM

    The big rig crash in Santa Barbara that killed a family of three prompted local leaders to take a closer look at truck safety along that stretch. Truck safety on Highway 154 was discussed Thursday morning at the Santa Barbara County Association of Government board meeting. Caltrans and... more »
  • Local woman trying to help becomes crime victim

    September 16, 2010 8:39 PM

    Investigators say a Santa Maria woman was trying to help out a man involved in a crash when she was carjacked. The California Highway Patrol says it happened on West Betteravia near Sinton Road around 8:30 Thursday morning. CHP says the suspect, who was drunk, ruined four vehicles, none of... more »
  • Street racing leaves two teens fighting for their lives

    September 15, 2010 9:09 PM

    Two Lompoc teens are fighting for their lives after the California Highway Patrol says a group of teens was racing two vehicles near Lompoc Tuesday night. During the race, one vehicle crashed on the 500 block of South I Street. Sergeant Tom Mullen from the California Highway Patrol said one... more »
  • CHP steps up patrols and truck inspections on Hwy 154

    September 14, 2010 9:52 PM

    If you're driving on Highway 154, expect to see more California Highway Patrol officers. The CHP is stepping enforcment, adding more units and ramping up truck inspections. In a single day last week, officers issued eight commercial truck citations and took one vehicle out of service for failing a brake... more »
  • Another tragic accident on Highway 154

    September 9, 2010 9:04 PM

    Another tragic accident took place along Highway 154 Wednesday night. KSBY News wanted to find out just how many accidents have happened along that stretch of roadway. The California Highway Patrol says from January 2009 until September of this year, there have been 116 accidents on Highway 154.... more »
  • Woman survives for five days after crashing car over cliff

    July 16, 2010 7:07 PM

    An amazing story of survival out of Santa Barbara County. The California Highway Patrol says a 54-year-old woman crashed her car 300-feet over the side of Highway 166, just east of Tepusquet road. She had been there for five days. Fortunately for her, a Phoenix family stopped in the... more »
  • CHP reporting two vehicle incidents

    July 6, 2010 11:53 AM

    If you're driving through the Santa Barbara area, there are two incidents to be aware of Tuesday morning. The California Highway Patrol says at State Route 154 near Summit, there is a traffic accident that has a lane temporarily closed along that stretch. No word yet on when it will... more »
  • A man suffers major injuries after crashing along HIghway 166

    July 3, 2010 11:33 PM

    A man has been hospitalized with major injuries after crashing on Highway 166 Saturday evening. The crash happened around 5:30 p.m. about 20 miles east of Highway 101. Traffic was backed up for miles while emergency crews worked to save the man from his white van. Traffic was shut down... more »
  • CHP warns drivers of Memorial Day enforcement period

    May 26, 2010 11:55 AM

    Memorial Day travelers will be seeing an increased California Highway Patrol presence on the roadways. The CHP reminds all drivers to drive safely and buckle up this holiday weekend. This weekend is what the agency calls a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP), meaning every available officer will be out on... more »
  • Accident sends two people to hospital along Highway 101

    May 5, 2010 8:33 PM

    A three car accident sends two people to the hospital with major injuries. The California Highway Patrol said the accident happened just after 12:30 Wednesday afternoon near the Dos Pueblos Road off ramp. A vehicle was heading southbound on Highway 101 when it rear ended another vehicle and shot... more »
  • Suspected drunk driver in deadly crash identified

    May 4, 2010 8:01 PM

    The California Highway Patrol has released the name of the suspected drunk driver they say is responsible for a deadly accident last week. Investigators say, 42-year-old Richard Caro of Ventura, drifted out of his lane causing the fatal wreck. The head-on collision happened along Highway 154 east of... more »
  • CHP looking for suspect in a major crash

    April 5, 2010 8:31 PM

    The California Highway Patrol is looking for a suspect they said caused a major crash that turned deadly over the weekend. It happened on Highway 101 north of Clark Avenue around 3:45 a.m. Saturday. A 10-year-old was thrown from one of the cars and was hit by another vehicle. Investigators... more »
  • CHP still looking for a suspect in a major accident

    April 5, 2010 2:34 PM

    California Highway Patrol officers are still looking for a suspect from Santa Maria involved in a major accident over the weekend. The incident took place on Saturday around 3:45 a.m. A 10-year-old girl from Anaheim died after she was ejected from a car, then hit by an oncoming car. CHP... more »
  • Grenade shuts down I-5 freeway in Orange County

    February 26, 2010 4:42 PM

    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have found a grenade on Interstate 5 in Orange County and have shut down the freeway in both directions. California Highway Patrol Officer Eric Barnard said Friday that it was unclear whether the grenade in San Clemente was live or inert. The Sheriff Department's... more »
  • CHP worries personal breathalyzers could encourage people to drink and drive

    February 5, 2010 9:22 PM

    Superbowl Sunday is nearly here and local authorities want to make sure you avoid a not-so-super situation. The CHP says Superbowl Sunday is one of the most dangerous days to drive. During the 2008 Superbowl nearly half of the fatal crashes were from drinking and driving. Last... more »
  • Fewer fatal accidents, more DUI arrests over New Year's

    January 1, 2010 4:57 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says that five fatal vehicle accidents occurred statewide between New Year's Eve and New Year's morning, five fewer than last year. The five accidents between 6 p.m. Dec. 31 and 6 a.m Jan. 1 claimed six victims because one of those killed... more »
  • New laws for the new year

    December 30, 2009 6:27 PM

    With a new year on the horizon, the California Highway Patrol wants to make motorists aware of a handful of new laws that have been passed by the Legislature and signed by Governor Schwarzenegger, and will go into effect in 2010. "The new laws are designed to make our... more »
  • At least 16 people killed on California highways over holiday weekend

    December 28, 2009 1:22 AM

    SACRAMENTO (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says 16 people have been killed on state highways over the Christmas holiday weekend so far, the same number of fatalities for the same time period last year. The number of drunk driving arrests made by the CHP is up, however - to... more »
  • DUI checkpoint scheduled in Goleta Friday night

    December 18, 2009 8:58 PM

    The California Highway Patrol is conducting a sobriety and driver license checkpoint beginning Friday night. The checkpoint will begin at 8:00 p.m. and run through 2:00 a.m Saturday morning. It will take place on Los Carneros Road and El Colegio Road. Checkpoints tend to reduce the number of drinking drivers... more »
  • CHP escorts vehicles through I-5 affected by storm

    December 8, 2009 2:14 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) The California Highway Patrol has begun escorting thousands of motorists through a section of Interstate 5 that was closed for more than 16 hours by black ice and snow. The 30-mile stretch over the Grapevine in the Tehachapi Mountains was closed around 5:30 p.m. Monday... more »
  • Female CHP officers speak to students at Allan Hancock College

    November 26, 2009 12:08 AM

    A California Highway Patrol helicopter drops in on students at Allan Hancock College. Officer Pilot Diane Clark and Paramedic Flight Officer Dawn Hoff landed their CHP chopper on campus Tuesday night as part of a presentation for the Women in Public Safety Careers class. The goal is to... more »

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