This woman was the spitting image of a drunken driver, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A 26-year-old San Francisco woman who crashed her car at the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza early Saturday was arrested for “battery on a phlebotomist,” the CHP said, after she allegedly spit on the technician who tested her blood alcohol level. Read More
A few thousand law enforcement officers, government officials and community members gathered in Vacaville on Thursday morning to say goodbye to California Highway Patrol Officer Kenyon Youngstrom, who was fatally shot by a driver during a routine traffic stop last week.
The memorial service for the 37-year-old CHP officer and father of four at Mission Church in Vacaville drew a wide roster of state and local officials, including Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris. Read More
The extended family of a California Highway Patrol officer who was shot Tuesday morning on southbound Interstate 680 after a traffic stop was notified in the evening that the officer is in critical condition at a Walnut Creek hospital, a CHP spokeswoman said.
The officer, a seven-year veteran of the department out of the Contra Costa County area, was struck in a shootout about 8:30 a.m. in the Alamo area that left a suspect dead, CHP Sgt. Diana McDermott said. Read More
A 30-year-old Novato woman jumped from the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge into San Francisco Bay during a vehicle pursuit early this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.Officers spotted a Ford Focus weaving on southbound U.S. Highway 101 in San Rafael at about 2 a.m., the CHP said. Read More
A man who scaled aGolden Gate Bridge tower and spent the night atop the historic span was in custody Friday morning, a California Highway Patrol sergeant said.
Bridge traffic was briefly shut down twice Friday morning to search the towers for an apparently suicidal male, CHP Sgt. Diana McDermott said. Read More
The California Highway Patrol is still investigating the death of 25-year-old Natasha Noland, who was killed after she and another woman were ejected from a party bus late Friday night, a CHP spokesman said.
The fatal accident occurred just before midnight on state Highway 17 near state Highway 9 in Los Gatos, CHP officer D.J. Sarabia said. Read More
Did the DMV push him over the edge?
Court-appointed doctors will evaluate a man whose frustration with the Department of Motor Vehicles office in Daly City earlier this year allegedly drove him to set a car on fire in an employee parking lot.
Hugo Carranza, 64, is charged with arson and vandalism in connection with an April 23 incident that damaged two cars at the DMV branch at 1500 Sullivan Ave. Read More
A parolee suspected of being drunk allegedly caused Thursday morning’s commute nightmare on the lower deck of the Bay Bridge after he crashed his car and shot off a gun during a failed attempt to flee from cops.
At 1:34 a.m., the California Highway Patrol reported, 29-year-old Oakland felon Antonio Roberson — who’s been convicted of human trafficking — was heading east when he crashed his 1984 Cadillac Eldorado into the guardrail near the S-curve. Read More
Hundreds of thousands of commuters sat mired in traffic or stood in lengthy lines for Bay Bridge bus service Thursday after a four-alarm fire in Oakland damaged nearby BART facilities, forcing an 11-hour shutdown of the train operator’s Transbay Tube. Read More
Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey passed on attending his own arraignment on DUI charges Thursday, having his attorney plead not guilty on his behalf in a San Francisco courtroom.
Attorney Ivan Golde told the media after the hearing that the 25-year-old football star has no prior convictions and that the misdemeanor DUI arrest on the Bay Bridge last month was his first. Read More