California Highway Patrol News

3 California Highway Patrol Officers Hurt in Fiery Wreck

DOWNEY, Calif. (AP) — Three California Highway Patrol officers investigating a Los Angeles-area freeway crash were injured early Thursday when a motorist smashed into a CHP patrol car and it burst into flames, authorities said. The fiery wreck occurred around …

Woman Charged With Stealing $300K From California Retailers

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP)–A woman has been charged with grand theft for allegedly stealing more than $300,000 in merchandise from retail stores in California. Ekaterina Zharkova, 38, was arrested last month after an investigator with the California Highway Patrol’s Organized …

Pandemic Set Off Deadly Rise in Speeding That Hasn’t Stopped

Motorists put the pedal to the metal during the pandemic and police are worried as roads get busy with the final stretch of summer travel. The latest data shows the number of highway deaths in 2020 was the greatest in …

Report: Wrong-Way Driver in Deadly Crash Had Diabetes

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A woman who died when she drove the wrong way on a California freeway and hit another car, killing two San Diego police detectives, was a diabetic who may have become disoriented because of low blood …

Tesla Tells Regulator That Full Self-Driving Cars May Not Be Achieved by Year-End

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — Tesla Inc told a California regulator that it may not achieve full self-driving technology by the end of this year, a memo by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) showed. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during …

Bus Driver in California Crash That Killed 11 Leaves Prison

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — The driver of a private bus in Northern California that crashed in 2008 and killed 11 passengers headed to a casino has been released from prison after his sentence was reduced because of changes in state …

California Fire That Killed 3 Threatens Thousands of Homes

OROVILLE, Calif. — A Northern California wildfire threatened thousands of homes Thursday after winds whipped it into a monster that incinerated houses in a small mountain community and killed at least three people. Several other people have been critically burned …

As Coronavirus Empties Streets, Speeders Hit the Gas

NEW YORK — Empty roads in the United States and Europe are tempting drivers to go out and shift into high gear. From Los Angeles to New York, London and Berlin, coronavirus lockdowns have drained traffic from normally crowded roads. …

Los Angeles Highway Crash Leaves 25 Hospitalized, 5 Serious

Twenty-five people were taken to hospitals with mostly minor injuries following a series of crashes involving at least two cars and a bus that crashed through a concrete divider on a Los Angeles highway, authorities said. Five patients were in …

California Highway Patrol Excessive Force Suit Settled for $2.5M

The state has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle an excessive-force lawsuit filed by a man who was shot by California Highway Patrol officers at the end of a pursuit. The San Jose Mercury News reports the state offered …