Highway patrol – I69 Texas http://i69texas.org/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 18:15:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://i69texas.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-3-150x150.png Highway patrol – I69 Texas http://i69texas.org/ 32 32 Man dies after double shooting with Wyoming Highway Patrol https://i69texas.org/man-dies-after-double-shooting-with-wyoming-highway-patrol/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 18:15:00 +0000 https://i69texas.org/man-dies-after-double-shooting-with-wyoming-highway-patrol/ WYOMING — A man with an active warrant died Saturday after two shootings with Wyoming Highway Patrol officers in Crook County. The shooting began when a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper stopped at around 10:10 p.m. Friday for a man walking along Interstate 90 around post 184 in Crook County. “The male has been learned to […]]]>

WYOMING — A man with an active warrant died Saturday after two shootings with Wyoming Highway Patrol officers in Crook County.

The shooting began when a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper stopped at around 10:10 p.m. Friday for a man walking along Interstate 90 around post 184 in Crook County.

“The male has been learned to have an active warrant for his arrest and the trooper has requested assistance from the Crook County Sheriff’s Department,” the Wyoming Highway Patrol said.

Caroline Chapman is a community news reporter. She enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing the piano in her spare time. Her favorite aspect of life in Jackson is the genuine admiration the people of Wyoming share for the land and the life it supports.

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Latino couple allege racial discrimination by Montana Highway Patrol after stop https://i69texas.org/latino-couple-allege-racial-discrimination-by-montana-highway-patrol-after-stop/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 23:20:58 +0000 https://i69texas.org/latino-couple-allege-racial-discrimination-by-montana-highway-patrol-after-stop/ BILLINGS — A Washington state couple alleges they were racially profiled by a Montana Highway Patrol trooper after they were pulled over for speeding and their car was later seized and searched for money. dope. Luis Wright and Ana Guizar, who are both Latinos, were driving through Montana on the morning of July 22 when […]]]>

BILLINGS — A Washington state couple alleges they were racially profiled by a Montana Highway Patrol trooper after they were pulled over for speeding and their car was later seized and searched for money. dope.

Luis Wright and Ana Guizar, who are both Latinos, were driving through Montana on the morning of July 22 when they were stopped on Interstate 90 in Laurel by MHP Trooper David Moon after clocking them at 82 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone. .

Moon, who is white, first approached Wright from the passenger side where Wright told the soldier they were traveling to see family in Chicago. Moon then asked Guizar, the driver and owner of the white 2016 BMW 525, to come back with him in his patrol car, where he asked him a number of questions.

This is not standard procedure, according to MHP, but is left to the individual soldier’s discretion.

Photo courtesy of Luis Wright

Ana Guizar (left) and Luis Wright allege racial discrimination by the Montana Highway Patrol after they were pulled over for speeding and their car was seized and searched for drugs.

In the patrol car, Moon told Guizar he was going to give him a speeding warning, but then asked to ask him more questions.

“Are you okay with that?” he said.

“Uh, I guess so,” Guizar replied.

Moon then told Guizar that he was part of the MHP Interdiction Team, whose goal is to stop drugs from crossing into Montana. It is unclear what prompted this series of questions.

“Did someone put heroin in the vehicle?” He asked.

“No,” she replied.

“No meth in the vehicle?” he continued.

“There’s nothing in the car,” she replied.

Watch extended dashcam footage of the disputed traffic stop below:

MHP extended dash cam footage of a contested traffic stop

“No cocaine in the vehicle?” »

“There is nothing in the car.”

“No Fentanyl pills in the vehicle?” »

“There is nothing in the car.”

Moon then asks to search the vehicle.

“No,” Guizar replied, shaking his head at the car’s sun visor camera.

“She didn’t think it was right,” Wright said in an interview with MTN. “I asked him, ‘Why are you giving us so much trouble? There’s no reason for you to keep talking about this other than the racial profiling of us. “”

MHP profiling

Photo courtesy of Montana Highway Patrol

Ana Guizar sits inside MHP Trooper David Moon’s car as Moon asks her about drugs inside his car during a traffic stop on Interstate 90 near Laurel on the morning of July 22, 2022.

Highway Patrol released a copy of Trooper Moon’s account of the incident to MTN News, where he explained his reasons for requesting to search the vehicle.

“During the stop, I had noticed how quickly the driver could respond to questions when I asked her simple questions,” Moon wrote. “When I asked about the trip or the illegal items, she would change. It was different from the normal motoring audience.

Moon added that he noticed Wright pretending to sleep in the passenger seat.

After Guizar got out of Moon’s patrol car, the soldier did not allow the couple to get back into their vehicle. Instead, he pulled out his K9, Sammy, to do an outdoor search around the car. MHP says a soldier must have a probable reason to run a dog during a stop.

Sammy immediately jumped onto the open passenger window with his front paws, then sat down in front of the passenger door. Moon then took her back to her vehicle and called a K9 alert.

“Sammy indicated the presence of illegal drug odors coming from the open front passenger window,” Moon wrote in his account.

MHP profiling dog

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MHP Private David Moon conducts an outdoor search with his K-9 Sammy of Ana Guizar’s car after pulling her over for speeding on Interstate 90 near Laurel on July 22, 2022.

Moon then informed Wright and Guizar that he was seizing their car and would seek a search warrant. Another MHP soldier who had arrived at the scene halfway through the stop then drove Wright and Guizar to Bernie’s Diner in downtown Billings, where they were told to wait.

“He wouldn’t let us get our cell phones back. He wouldn’t let us get our money back. Nothing,” Wright said. “They told me to call (them) later to pick up the car, and I said, ‘How do you want me to call you? You took my cell phone.'”

After the couple had breakfast they were eventually picked up by an MHP officer and taken to a hotel in Billings West End and paid for a room themselves. District Judge Ashley Harada signed a search warrant for the car at 2:17 p.m., and the car was returned to the couple around 6 p.m. with no items seized.

The couple were, however, carrying around $7,000 in cash in the vehicle, according to Highway Patrol.

Wright says the delay caused them to miss an important event the next day.

“We are not going to have our funeral tomorrow because this officer has abused his power,” he said. “He’s basically hurting us because we didn’t allow him to search the car. The public needs to know what’s going on because it’s unfair. This is racial profiling at its worst.”

sergeant. MHP’s Jay Nelson released a statement on the incident to MTN.

“Illegal drugs are coming to Montana at an alarming rate, and increasingly along the Seattle-Chicago transportation corridor,” Nelson said. “Criminal Interdiction Team soldiers are trained to identify behavior and fact patterns that may indicate drug trafficking. In this case… the soldier has determined that there is a probable reason to seek a warrant search for the vehicle.

Wright and Guizar say they plan to take legal action.

MHP profiling

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MHP Trooper David Moon asked Ana Guizar to leave her car and sit in her patrol car to answer questions after Guizar was pulled over for speeding on Interstate 90 in Laurel on July 22, 2022.

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Highway Patrol recovers 195 pounds of narcotics worth $6million off I-15 – St George News https://i69texas.org/highway-patrol-recovers-195-pounds-of-narcotics-worth-6million-off-i-15-st-george-news/ Thu, 28 Jul 2022 00:00:48 +0000 https://i69texas.org/highway-patrol-recovers-195-pounds-of-narcotics-worth-6million-off-i-15-st-george-news/ Composite image with 2018 background photo of the Utah Highway Patrol responding to State Route 18, Veyo, Utah, May 19, 2018; fentanyl pill overlay | Photo superimposed courtesy of DEA, St. George News ST. GEORGE- A window tint violation led to the arrest of a 21-year-old driver after Utah Highway Patrol troopers recovered a total […]]]>

Composite image with 2018 background photo of the Utah Highway Patrol responding to State Route 18, Veyo, Utah, May 19, 2018; fentanyl pill overlay | Photo superimposed courtesy of DEA, St. George News

ST. GEORGE- A window tint violation led to the arrest of a 21-year-old driver after Utah Highway Patrol troopers recovered a total of more than 190 pounds of suspected methamphetamine, fentanyl and cocaine.

Photo of fentanyl pills for reference only | Photo courtesy of Utah Poison Control, St. George News

A soldier who was parked in the median of Interstate 15 near mile marker 63 observed a black passenger car heading north shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday in Iron County.

As the car passed, the officer noticed that both windows were “significantly tinted” with visibility well below the legal limit allowed in “any other state”, according to documents filed in support of the arrest.

The soldier performed a traffic stop on the vehicle, which left the highway near mile 65. The officer approached and measured the window tint at 17%, which was lower than the 35% authorized by Utah law.

The driver, Jonathan Manuel Vargas, 21, told law enforcement that the vehicle belonged to his girlfriend in Las Vegas, Nevada, and when the officer became suspicious of possible additional criminal activity, a K -9 was deployed to perform an open air sniff. around the exterior of the vehicle.

When the animal indicated the possible presence of narcotics, the driver was asked why the dog was alerting to the vehicle. The suspect said it was likely due to the THC vape pen he had inside the car.

The suspect explained that he purchased the vape pen in California and said he did not have a medical marijuana card when questioned by police.

Following the dog’s alert, officers found a sports bag containing several plastic Tupperware containers containing suspected methamphetamine.

Stock photo of cocaine | Photo courtesy of Drug Enforcement Agency, St. George News

As the search continued in the trunk of the car, officers found two suitcases containing several more packets of the same crystallized substance found in the sports bag, along with five packets of blue pills labeled “M-30 ‘, leading the soldier to suspect that they contained fentanyl.

Vargas was placed under arrest and transported to the UHP field office in Cedar City, where the packages were weighed and tested. The more than 12 pounds of pills tested positive for fentanyl, while several of the packages tested positive for cocaine and weighed more than 7.5 pounds. The suspected methamphetamine containers also tested positive for the drug and had a combined weight of 175 pounds.

In total, the soldiers recovered nearly 192 pounds of suspected narcotics during the roadside check, or about 88.5 kilos grouped together in several packages and containers.

According to a 2019 report by the Drug Enforcement Administration, if broken down into street-level sales, 3 pounds of cocaine was valued at over $420,000.

The more than 5 kilos of fentanyl pills recovered from the car were valued at over $1.7 million, while the wholesale value of the methamphetamine was over $437,000. If broken down into grams for street-level sales, the value of the 88-kilogram load jumps to over $4.4 million.

Following Tuesday’s arrest, Vargas was incarcerated in the Iron County Jail and faces three second-degree felony counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, as well as two vape pen crimes.

The soldier also requested that Vargas be held without bond based on a number of factors, including that Vargas allegedly transported a large quantity of narcotics through Utah, a state with which he has no connection. said the soldier.

Additionally, the suspect stated that he had experience in drug trafficking and estimated that he had made 5-10 previous trips with drugs in the vehicle. The soldier also said that Vargas also had ties to the Mexican cartel and posed a substantial risk of fleeing the court’s jurisdiction.

The request was granted and the suspect remains in custody without bail. The charges have been submitted to the Iron County District Attorney’s Office for review, and the case is also being reviewed for federal prosecution.

This report is based on statements taken from court records, police or other stakeholders and may not contain the full extent of the conclusions. Those arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty by a court or until a trier of fact decides otherwise.

Copyright St.George News, SaintGeorgeUtah.com LLC, 2022, all rights reserved.

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South Carolina Highway Patrol cracks down on speeding https://i69texas.org/south-carolina-highway-patrol-cracks-down-on-speeding/ Mon, 25 Jul 2022 13:26:00 +0000 https://i69texas.org/south-carolina-highway-patrol-cracks-down-on-speeding/ The slowdown was an initiative of several Southern states targeting speeding on freeways and state highways. COLUMBIA, SC – Last week, the South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) joined several other Southern law enforcement agencies in an initiative called “Southern Slow Down” – an attempt to crack down on speeding on highways and national highways. The […]]]>

The slowdown was an initiative of several Southern states targeting speeding on freeways and state highways.

COLUMBIA, SC – Last week, the South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) joined several other Southern law enforcement agencies in an initiative called “Southern Slow Down” – an attempt to crack down on speeding on highways and national highways. The other participating states between July 17 and July 24 were Alabama, Tennessee, Florida and Georgia.

SCHP Master Trooper David Jones said the initiative helps to increase responsibility when driving.

“We consider speed to be a major contributor not only to injury crashes, but also to fatal crashes,” he said.

Jones said while this isn’t the agency’s first year of involvement, it could be a more pivotal year with an increase in deaths.

“Over the past two years, we have seen a significant increase in vehicle speeds, up to 160 km/h,” he said.

Master Trooper Jones also said that in addition to a crackdown, the program served as an education for better decision-making by motorists behind the wheel.

News 19 spoke to a few motorists about driving on the roads this week with this initiative in mind.

“I think it has to last longer to be more effective,” said Rebecca Van Wyke.

“I think it can be effective if they bring it back every month or so. It’s slowing people down at least. Probably a decrease in accidents and reckless driving,” said John Boulay.

The slowdown ended on Sunday. Master Trooper Jones said digital data could be released later this week.

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Bradenton man killed crossing US 301 in Manatee County, Florida Highway Patrol says https://i69texas.org/bradenton-man-killed-crossing-us-301-in-manatee-county-florida-highway-patrol-says/ Sun, 17 Jul 2022 17:18:44 +0000 https://i69texas.org/bradenton-man-killed-crossing-us-301-in-manatee-county-florida-highway-patrol-says/ A 31-year-old Bradenton man was hit and killed by a car as he crossed an intersection along US 301 in Manatee County on Saturday night, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The fatal collision happened at 10:23 p.m. at the intersection of US 301 and 15th Street East. A Bradenton man driving a sedan was traveling […]]]>

A 31-year-old Bradenton man was hit and killed by a car as he crossed an intersection along US 301 in Manatee County on Saturday night, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The fatal collision happened at 10:23 p.m. at the intersection of US 301 and 15th Street East.

A Bradenton man driving a sedan was traveling southbound in the left lane of US 301 and struck the pedestrian as he crossed the freeway intersection.

The unidentified Bradenton man was pronounced dead at the scene, FHP said. Traffic investigators are trying to determine if the man was in the crosswalk at the time of the crash, Trooper Gregory Bueno said in an email on Sunday.

A 37-year-old man from Bradenton drove the sedan, and a 37-year-old woman and 15-year-old girl, also from Bradenton, occupied the passenger seats. None of the car’s three occupants were identified and each suffered minor injuries, FHP said.

The accident is still under investigation.

This story was originally published July 17, 2022 1:18 p.m.

Ryan Ballogg is a journalist and columnist for the Bradenton Herald. Since joining the paper in 2018, he has received awards for feature stories, art, and environmental writing in the Florida Press Club’s Excellence in Journalism Contest. Ryan is originally from Florida and graduated from the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg.
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Highway Patrol Operation Southern Slowdown in effect July 19-22 https://i69texas.org/highway-patrol-operation-southern-slowdown-in-effect-july-19-22/ Fri, 15 Jul 2022 19:10:00 +0000 https://i69texas.org/highway-patrol-operation-southern-slowdown-in-effect-july-19-22/ Operation Southern Slow Down will see increased speed along highways and highways in five Southern states from July 19-22 COLUMBIA, SC – For drivers who tend to indulge their need for speed, be careful during the week of July 19-22. State troopers and law enforcement from five southern states will make a coordinated effort to […]]]>

Operation Southern Slow Down will see increased speed along highways and highways in five Southern states from July 19-22

COLUMBIA, SC – For drivers who tend to indulge their need for speed, be careful during the week of July 19-22. State troopers and law enforcement from five southern states will make a coordinated effort to suppress the speeders during Operation Southern Slow Down.

Motorists in South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Tennessee can expect to see an increase in marked and unmarked patrols on freeways and freeways during the week.

The crackdown on speeding comes as law enforcement in the Southeast – and across the country – have reported a substantial increase in the number of vehicles traveling at speeds over 100mph over the past two years .

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also reports an increase in the total number of traffic fatalities and speed-related fatalities, despite a decrease in the total number of traffic accidents. In 2020, the number of people killed in crashes in the United States increased by 6.6% compared to 2019. Speeding was a factor in 29% of the total number of road deaths in the United States in 2020 , an increase of 3% over the previous year. The number of people killed in crashes involving speeding increased by 17% in 2020.

Recently, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety reported that nine people were killed on South Carolina roads over the weekend of July 4, 2022 (period beginning Friday July 1 at 6:00 p.m. through Monday July 4 at 11:59 p.m.).

NHTSA offers the following safety tips for drivers to keep in mind:

  • The necessary stopping distance quadruples each time a driver doubles their speed.
  • Allow more stopping time for larger vehicles or when going downhill on wet or uneven pavement.
  • Apply the brakes before entering a curve.
  • Set a good example for young drivers by obeying the speed limit.
  • If the speeders are following you too closely, let them pass.
  • Always wear a seat belt.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol reminds drivers of these driving rules when operating a vehicle on roads and highways:

  • The Move Right Act, effective August 2021, requires slow-moving motorists to move into the right-hand traffic lane. Drivers should use the left lane(s) only when passing and passing another vehicle.
  • Traffic laws require drivers to slow down and yield or change lanes when approaching emergency vehicles.
  • The Distracted Driving Act makes it illegal to use a wireless electronic communication device to dial, send, or read text communication while operating a motor vehicle on public roads and state highways.

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Plane crash lands on highway; Missouri State Highway Patrol quotes DWI driver https://i69texas.org/plane-crash-lands-on-highway-missouri-state-highway-patrol-quotes-dwi-driver/ Fri, 15 Jul 2022 18:33:31 +0000 https://i69texas.org/plane-crash-lands-on-highway-missouri-state-highway-patrol-quotes-dwi-driver/ The pilot radioed that he ran out of gas before landing in the westbound lanes of I-70 near Blue Springs, Mo. July 15, 2022 9:19 a.m. Job : July 15, 2022 9:19 a.m. Updated: July 15, 2022 10:01 p.m. Screenshot of the MoDOT Travelers app during a crash landing event. JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. – Just […]]]>
The pilot radioed that he ran out of gas before landing in the westbound lanes of I-70 near Blue Springs, Mo.
Screenshot of the MoDOT Travelers app during a crash landing event.

JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. – Just before 2:45 a.m. Friday, reports of a plane landing on I-70 blocking traffic east of Blue Springs, Mo.

The initial report is that a small plane landed on the highway for an unknown reason. The pilot was the only person on board with minor injuries. NO vehicles were hit!—MSHP TROOP A

As the investigation progressed, it was determined, “the plane had run out of fuel. The pilot radioed and made an emergency landing“, Troop A said on Twitter.

There was a minor collision with a guardrail that blocked the westbound lanes for approximately two hours.

“The pilot was found intoxicated and arrested. He was transferred to a local hospital for treatment of a minor injury.

The pilot, John Seesing, 35, of Prairie Village, Kan. was cited for:

  • CFA
  • Reckless and reckless, involving an accident
  • Criminal possession of a firearm
  • Vent. cannabis
  • Vent. drug paraphernalia
MSHP report

Screenshot of A Troop’s arrest report.

The investigation is continuing by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Highway Patrol: Crash claims life of 6-year-old Greensboro firefighter’s daughter | https://i69texas.org/highway-patrol-crash-claims-life-of-6-year-old-greensboro-firefighters-daughter/ Thu, 14 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://i69texas.org/highway-patrol-crash-claims-life-of-6-year-old-greensboro-firefighters-daughter/ Annette Ayres GREENSBORO – Members of the Greensboro Fire Department support another family affected by tragedy in recent days. A State Highway Patrol spokesperson said the agency was notified on Wednesday that the 6-year-old daughter of Greensboro firefighter Sherone Lee Shoffner died of injuries sustained in an accident Sunday morning in Trinity. . Sunday’s crash […]]]>

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GREENSBORO – Members of the Greensboro Fire Department support another family affected by tragedy in recent days.

A State Highway Patrol spokesperson said the agency was notified on Wednesday that the 6-year-old daughter of Greensboro firefighter Sherone Lee Shoffner died of injuries sustained in an accident Sunday morning in Trinity. .

Sunday’s crash happened less than 24 hours after longtime Greensboro firefighter Rick Murrell died in a crash Saturday afternoon at Browns Summit that also seriously injured his wife; a 16-year-old boy faces charges in the crash.

Soldiers said Shoffner, 43, and his family were taken to Moses Cone Hospital after the crash, which happened at 5:50 a.m. Sunday on southbound Interstate 85 near Finch Farm Road in Randolph County.

Natisha Lafaye Poindexter, 41, of Burlington was traveling south on Interstate-85 in a 2021 Chevrolet Traverse when troopers said she failed to slow down and hit the back of Burlington’s 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe Shoffner.

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Both vehicles left the road to the right and struck a series of trees, the Highway Patrol said in a news release.

Shoffner, and three passengers in his vehicle, Latasha Boykins Shoffner, 36, and two children, ages 14 and 6, were seriously injured, putting their lives at risk, according to the press release.

Poindexter and two passengers in his vehicle, Sharon Tennille Brower, 45, of Raleigh, and a 9-year-old child, were seriously injured and were taken to Moses Cone Hospital, the soldiers said in the news release.

Charges are pending against Poindexter. Speed ​​is believed to be a contributing factor to the crash, the soldiers said, noting it was an ongoing investigation.

More details emerge

After Saturday’s fatal crash at Browns Summit, the community is learning more about the 15-year-old passenger whose identity has not been released by Highway Patrol due to her age.

Sarah Elizabeth Martin of Kernersville was a passenger in the Dodge Charger driven by her friend Alexio Lattero, a young volunteer with Fire District 28 in Gibsonville. Martin and Lattero’s sister, Anna Shyann Lattero, 26, of Reidsville, both died at the scene.

An obituary for Martin said she was a rising junior at Glenn High School and a straight student. She has been active in the technology department of theater, participated in the academic club, and was a member of the Creative Writing Club, among other interests.

Murrell’s wife, Tonya R. Murrell, 50, of Reidsville, a former Reidsville High School teacher, survived the crash but remained in critical but stable condition Thursday at Moses Cone Hospital.

Alexio Lattero is recovering and is expected to be released from Moses Cone Hospital soon, a Highway Patrol spokesperson said Monday.

Lattero was charged with three counts of misdemeanor motor vehicle death, exceeding a safe speed and driving left of center. A Highway Patrol spokesperson said Lattero is scheduled to appear in court at 8:30 a.m. on September 12 in Greensboro.

Another tragic accident over the weekend claimed the life of a 17-year-old firefighter from Walnut Cove.

Landon Munn was a typical 17-year-old, someone who always wanted to make everyone around him smile and laugh, said his father Randy Munn.

He dreamed of becoming a firefighter, his father said.

On Sunday evening, the teenager was seriously injured in a wreck in Rockingham County which injured two other teenagers. Landon Munn died on Monday.

Munn was a rising senior at Walkertown High School.

The fire department has placed a sign and his uniform outside the station and is working with the family to honor his memory, Walker said.

According to a State Highway Patrol news release, at 7:26 p.m. Sunday, Munn and two passengers were seriously injured in a car crash on Sardis Church Road near Lindsey Bridge Road in Rockingham County.

Soldiers said Munn left the road and over-corrected, sending the vehicle onto the road where it hit a ditch and overturned. Everyone was ejected from the vehicle, the patrol said; no one was wearing a seat belt.

Trooper Brian Martin said the other two passengers, Kendall Flinchum and Billy Dunlap Jr., both 17, were released from hospital.

Randy Munn expressed the need for people to wear their seatbelts.

He said his son intended to become a firefighter after completing his role as a junior firefighter because it was a way to give back to his community.

Randy Munn has described times when Munn would leave the house late at night to help a friend whose car broke down or a neighbor in need.

“He was always there for everyone,” he said.

The Winston-Salem Journal contributed to this report.

Contact Annette Ayres at 336-373-7019.

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Georgia Highway Patrol adds Camaros to its fleet https://i69texas.org/georgia-highway-patrol-adds-camaros-to-its-fleet/ Wed, 13 Jul 2022 19:51:38 +0000 https://i69texas.org/georgia-highway-patrol-adds-camaros-to-its-fleet/ It’s no secret that Georgia State Troopers are aggressive in reducing the acceleration of their interstate lanes. Local news agency 13WMAZ just reported that the GSP has just upped the ante by adding 2022 Chevrolet Camaros to its high-speed fleet. The first Camaro, wearing Georgia HP blue and gray, was presented to Private Michael Brock […]]]>

It’s no secret that Georgia State Troopers are aggressive in reducing the acceleration of their interstate lanes. Local news agency 13WMAZ just reported that the GSP has just upped the ante by adding 2022 Chevrolet Camaros to its high-speed fleet. The first Camaro, wearing Georgia HP blue and gray, was presented to Private Michael Brock of Forsyth, Georgia.

From the Georgia Department of Public Safety Facebook page: Our first Chevrolet Camaro patrol car was recently issued to Post 44 Forsyth TFC3 Justin Brock #540. Pictured with TFC3 Brock is Major Kendrick Lowe, Warrant Officer North, Col. Christopher Wright, and SFC Brad Walker, Post Commander, Post 44 Forsyth.

Of course, Brock explained that the main purpose of the new cars will be to cater to street racing and “super speeders,” those unlucky souls who find their heavy right foot carrying them beyond the posted speed limit. The State of Georgia defines a super speeder as anyone traveling at 75 mph or more on a two-lane highway or 85 mph or more on any road or highway in Georgia, including interstates. In addition to court-imposed fees and penalties, a super speeder must pay an additional $200 fee to the state. The reason for opting for the Camaro becomes clear, as Private Brock explains: “Zero to 120 or 100 mph is much faster than the Dodge Charger, which makes catching vehicles much easier.”

Discreetly decked out in all the paraphernalia necessary for the intended task, such as flashing lights and sirens, the color of the car will be the only gift in which the long arm of the law resides. And of course, the “Georgia State Patrol” written on the sides of the vehicle will let you know you could be in trouble too. Once these lights start flashing, you’ll likely find yourself chatting with Private Brock or one of his henchmen.

Camaros will also serve as a recruiting tool for new soldiers. The Georgia State Patrol hopes the new cars will welcome new recruits to the force and serve as an unwanted counterweight to those destroying the state’s highways well beyond posted speed limits. You have been warned.

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California Highway Patrol Officer Clinton Burrows gives a presentation to Needles City Council and the public regarding the “Needles-Barstow Traffic Alliance Safety Corridors”. https://i69texas.org/california-highway-patrol-officer-clinton-burrows-gives-a-presentation-to-needles-city-council-and-the-public-regarding-the-needles-barstow-traffic-alliance-safety-corridors/ Thu, 07 Jul 2022 07:40:30 +0000 https://i69texas.org/california-highway-patrol-officer-clinton-burrows-gives-a-presentation-to-needles-city-council-and-the-public-regarding-the-needles-barstow-traffic-alliance-safety-corridors/ By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews) Source: City of Needles (Information) Needles, California: A regular meeting of Needles City Council (NCC) was held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. During the regular meeting, California Highway Patrol Officer Clinton Burrows gave a presentation to Needles City Council members and the public regarding the “Needles-Barstow Traffic Alliance Safety Corridors”. Agenda […]]]>

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews)

Source: City of Needles (Information)

Needles, California: A regular meeting of Needles City Council (NCC) was held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

During the regular meeting, California Highway Patrol Officer Clinton Burrows gave a presentation to Needles City Council members and the public regarding the “Needles-Barstow Traffic Alliance Safety Corridors”.

Agenda Item 1: Presentation by Officer Burrows, California Highway Patrol, regarding the Needles-Barstow Traffic Alliance Safety Corridors and authorizing the Mayor to sign a letter of support.

  • Agenda information (PDF file download):

CC-01-062822-Traffic Alliance Security Corridor

Saving lives is the primary mission of the California Highway Patrol (CHP), and to accomplish this mission, the CHP Needles and Barstow Area offices will jointly use a federal grant to conduct a safety campaign aimed at reducing traffic accidents and accident victims attributed to dangerous speed, incorrect turn and wrong side traffic violations in San Bernardino County, California.

The Needles-Barstow Traffic Alliance Safety Corridors project begins October 1, 2021 and ends September 30, 2022.

The California Highway Patrol Needles Area will deploy officers to enhance enforcement on Interstate 40; United States 95; and national road 62; and unincorporated roads in San Bernardino County, where the California Highway Patrol Needles Area has jurisdiction.

In addition to enhanced enforcement, this road safety effort will include a community task force and a public awareness and education campaign to reinforce key road safety messages.

“Our public education campaign aims to reduce the number of victims killed and injured in motor vehicle accidents attributed to unsafe speed, incorrect turns and wrong-side traffic violations. This grant will allow us to strengthen law enforcement and raise road safety awareness with the ultimate goal of saving lives,” said Lt. Lance Berns, Commanding Officer of the California Highway Patrol Needles Area Office.

According to the California Highway Patrol’s statewide Integrated Traffic Recording System, 135 people have been injured and killed in traffic crashes attributed to dangerous speeding, improper turning and the wrong side of traffic offenses on state highways and unincorporated roads patrolled by the jurisdiction of California Highway Patrol Needles. in San Bernardino County between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In a letter to Lt. Lance Berns, City of Needles Mayor Jeff Williams wrote in support of the grant to the Needles area office of the California Highway Patrol.

“Dear Lt. Berns: I am writing to support a grant awarded to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Needles Area Command by the California Office of Traffic Safety. The grant provides funding for enhanced law enforcement patrols. law, a regional task force and a San Bernardino County-wide public awareness campaign The 12-month project will provide motorists with a safer roadway with a focus on reducing fatalities and serious injuries resulting in fatal and reportable injury traffic crashes assigned to three primary crash factors (PCF) for unsafe speed, incorrect turns, and on the wrong side of traffic violations in San Bernardino County. In recent years, the CHP Needles area has seen an increase in the number of reportable accidents attributed to unsafe speed, incorrect turns and d es PCF on the wrong side of the road, resulting in death and serious injury. The grant funding includes an aggressive public awareness campaign aimed at deterring such behavior and reminding the public to refrain from dangerous speeding, incorrect turns and on the wrong side of traffic violations. The CHP Needles area will also deploy additional officers to jurisdictional state highways and unincorporated roads in San Bernardino County. I am also writing to lend my support to the new Needles and Barstow Traffic Alliance Safe Corridor Task Force. The task force will focus on raising awareness of traffic safety issues and will help educate local communities throughout San Bernardino County. Thank you in advance for your consideration,” Needles City Mayor Jeff Williams wrote.

After the presentation, members of the Needles City Council thanked California Highway Patrol Officer Clinton Burrows and all officers serving their community.

For more information, please contact Dale Jones, City Clerk for the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113.

Thank you to California Highway Patrol Officer Clinton Burrows and all officers working for the California Highway Patrol for their protests and service to all of our interstate highways and communities.

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