Highway patrol – I69 Texas http://i69texas.org/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 16:48:42 +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 NC State Highway Patrol prioritizes safe driving this holiday weekend https://i69texas.org/nc-state-highway-patrol-prioritizes-safe-driving-this-holiday-weekend/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 16:48:42 +0000 https://i69texas.org/nc-state-highway-patrol-prioritizes-safe-driving-this-holiday-weekend/ The State Highway Patrol (SHP) is making safe driving its mission this holiday weekend. The SHP predicts an increase in traffic, with many Americans planning to travel for the holidays. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), approximately 49 million people will be traveling by automobile across our country over the holiday weekend. The National […]]]>

The State Highway Patrol (SHP) is making safe driving its mission this holiday weekend.

The SHP predicts an increase in traffic, with many Americans planning to travel for the holidays. According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), approximately 49 million people will be traveling by automobile across our country over the holiday weekend.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that in 2019 more than 9,000 people died nationwide in crashes involving speeding. Durham Police Department (DPD) Traffic and Collision Team Investigator Kristen Kozar said in a 2021 interview that 40% of fatal crashes in Durham had speed as a factor.

“It’s important to us that people are safe on the roads, especially during holidays,” she said. “Thanksgiving is one of the busiest holidays of the year.”

SHP members will increase visibility on busy roads to help promote safe driving.

The DPD will also have more officers on the road as part of its annual Thanksgiving speed limit enforcement operation.

Kozar said increasing patrols during the holidays is not about fooling people or playing hide and seek. The department’s goal is to make sure drivers get to their Thanksgiving meal safely, Kozar said.

Officers will be patrolling Interstate 85 in County Durham, which is one of the county’s most dangerous areas.

Once again, SHP will be partnering with the North Carolina Governors Highway Safety Program for their annual “Click It or Ticket” Thanksgiving campaign this holiday season. The campaign’s goal is to encourage people to wear their seatbelts in order to reduce preventable injuries and fatalities in crashes.

“We continue to set the bar high and our goal is not to lose lives on our roads this holiday season,” said State Highway Patrol Commander Col. Freddy L. Johnson Jr. “Every driver has the opportunity to help us achieve this goal by slowing down, avoiding impaired driving and insisting that everyone in their vehicle wear a seatbelt.”

The safe driving principles provided can help ensure a safe vacation time:

– Don’t drive distracted.

– Avoid technological devices while driving a vehicle.

– Make sure that all occupants are properly restrained in restraints suitable for their weight, day and night.

– Never drive while impaired. Have a plan and take advantage of the many carpooling options available.

– Obey the speed limit. The faster you drive, the longer it takes to stop your vehicle.

– Check traffic conditions before starting your trip on drivec.gov.

As always, motorists can contact SHP by dialing *HP(47) if law enforcement assistance is required.

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Montana Highway Patrol urges planning for upcoming winter snowstorm https://i69texas.org/montana-highway-patrol-urges-planning-for-upcoming-winter-snowstorm/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 22:39:19 +0000 https://i69texas.org/montana-highway-patrol-urges-planning-for-upcoming-winter-snowstorm/ Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) — With the first real taste of winter driving behind us, the Montana Highway Patrol is asking Missoula-area drivers for an update on their behavior in the snow. Sergeant Jay Nelson, Public Information Officer, spoke to KGVO News about the large number of accidents that occurred from Thursday through the weekend. […]]]>

Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) — With the first real taste of winter driving behind us, the Montana Highway Patrol is asking Missoula-area drivers for an update on their behavior in the snow.

Sergeant Jay Nelson, Public Information Officer, spoke to KGVO News about the large number of accidents that occurred from Thursday through the weekend.

There were nearly 500 accidents in last week’s snowstorm

“On behalf of all the men and women who are soldiers in the Montana Highway Patrol, there has not been a time when our soldiers wondered what they should do next,” Sergeant Nelson began. “That means we’ve literally gone from call to call, really for the last three days in a row (Thursday to Saturday). I think we’re pushing, depending on what time period you’re looking at, over the last three days we’re well over 400 and probably closer to 500 crashes statewide.

Unfortunately, there were four deaths

Nelson said most of the crashes were minor, however, some lives were lost in crashes in the snowstorm.

“We tragically lost four people statewide,” he said. “It was all due to that snow storm in terms of slippery roads etc. But yes there were four fatalities but the vast majority were just minor accidents, minor in terms of damage with minor injuries.”

Nelson said with the winter driving season just beginning, Missoula-area drivers should always have a winter emergency kit in their vehicles.

“Please take this emergency kit,” he said. “I can’t stress that enough and it doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Whether it’s a sleeping bag, some road flares, maybe some non-perishable food, something that if you slip off the road somewhere in Montana and someone doesn’t pass not quickly, then you could be in your vehicle and stay in your vehicle and survive for a while.

An emergency kit and let someone know where you are going

Much like hunters heading into the backcountry, Nelson urged drivers to let someone know where they’re heading and when they expect to arrive, just in case an accident occurs.

“Let someone know what you’re doing,” he said. “Whether it’s a family member, a friend, you name it. So many times and especially in the last three days we have motorists late, and they think they are going down this road, they think they are driving this vehicle. If you can give details to someone you trust, and if they don’t show up, that helps a lot. We can refine the search. We can look at our records and see if there have been any motor vehicle accidents that fit that description.

Please watch this dramatic video

Click here to see a dramatic rescue performed by heroic Montana Highway Patrol soldiers Wade Palmer and TJ Templeton from 2015 when they rescued two people on icy Interstate 90 between Missoula and Frenchtown that highlights the importance of slowing down on icy roads and to provide room for responding officers and emergency vehicles in the event of an accident.

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Montana is named Big Sky Country for several reasons, not only awe-inspiring sunsets but also awesome weather events! Ask any Montana resident who’s scoffed at the idea of ​​throwing a blanket or snow shovel in the trunk of the car “just in case.” Here is a list of the top 10 wild weather events in Montana

10 businesses that should open a location in Missoula

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Tennessee Highway Patrol is seeking information on a suspect who fled from a Tennessee State Trooper in Robertson County https://i69texas.org/tennessee-highway-patrol-is-seeking-information-on-a-suspect-who-fled-from-a-tennessee-state-trooper-in-robertson-county/ Mon, 07 Nov 2022 17:13:46 +0000 https://i69texas.org/tennessee-highway-patrol-is-seeking-information-on-a-suspect-who-fled-from-a-tennessee-state-trooper-in-robertson-county/ Monday, November 07, 2022 | 11:03 am NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Highway Patrol is seeking information that may help apprehend a fugitive suspect in Robertson County on Nov. 6, 2022. Preliminary information indicates that Sedric Stevenson, 26, is a long-haired black man from Tennessee. Mr. Stevenson was arrested and fled on foot as the soldier […]]]>

Monday, November 07, 2022 | 11:03 am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Highway Patrol is seeking information that may help apprehend a fugitive suspect in Robertson County on Nov. 6, 2022. Preliminary information indicates that Sedric Stevenson, 26, is a long-haired black man from Tennessee. Mr. Stevenson was arrested and fled on foot as the soldier attempted to place him in his patrol vehicle on Interstate 65 in Robertson County. When last seen, Mr Stevenson ran across the highway and into the woods. The gendarme pursued him on foot and was unable to apprehend him. Mr. Stevenson wore a white shirt, dark pants and black shoes. Mr. Stevenson’s hands were cuffed behind his back.

We have attached photos taken from the soldier’s video system. Anyone who may have information on the whereabouts of Sedric Stevenson, please contact the local Tennessee Highway Patrol Emergency Dispatch Communications Center at 615-744-3091 ext 1 and ask to speak to Lt. Dye.

The mission of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security is to serve, secure, and protect the people of Tennessee.

Sedric Stevenson

Sedric Stevenson

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Landing Scare – Piper Warrior II Pilot Arrested by Highway Patrol https://i69texas.org/landing-scare-piper-warrior-ii-pilot-arrested-by-highway-patrol/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://i69texas.org/landing-scare-piper-warrior-ii-pilot-arrested-by-highway-patrol/ On July 15, 2022, a Missouri State Highway Patrol officer arrested a man for drunk driving on westbound Interstate 70 at 3 a.m. This concerns us because the man “piloted” a single-engine aircraft, a Piper Warrior II. The Piper Warrior was a popular successor to the Cherokee with longer tapered fenders; the Warrior II had […]]]>

On July 15, 2022, a Missouri State Highway Patrol officer arrested a man for drunk driving on westbound Interstate 70 at 3 a.m.

This concerns us because the man “piloted” a single-engine aircraft, a Piper Warrior II. The Piper Warrior was a popular successor to the Cherokee with longer tapered fenders; the Warrior II had more power and better wheel fairing aerodynamics.

These upgrades added very little to its performance on the asphalt concrete of the Interstate Highway.

The flight was scheduled from Walker County Airport in Jasper, Alabama to Grain Valley, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City.

Later, the pilot reported that there were 45 gallons of fuel on board, which under optimal circumstances would allow about five hours of flight time in a brand new plane. Usually a pilot would plan a flight with around an hour of fuel as a buffer. For normal planning, taking into account the fuel used during start-up, taxiing and landing, I would estimate that 45 gallons of fuel would provide about three hours and thirty minutes of flight time.

Now that’s a messy calculation on the back of the matchbook, which doesn’t take wind into account and assumes the rider is tilting the engine correctly and not wasting extra fuel on the climb or leaving the power setting too high raised.

In reality, flying at around 100 knots with a little tailwind, you could perhaps roughly manage a distance of 500 nautical miles on 45 gallons of fuel, if you exhausted all your buffer and left no possibility of diversion, in a new plane, if everything went perfectly.

The Piper Warrior II received its certificate of airworthiness in 2003, twenty years before the flight. The distance as the crow flies from Walker County Airport to Grain Valley Airport 3GV is 470 nautical miles.

It was 10:10 p.m. when the pilot left Walker County. It was a dark night but the wind was calm and the visibility was good. He asked air traffic control for “VFR flight following” service, which meant controllers would monitor the flight on radar and offer traffic advisories.

The flight was uneventful until about 40 miles east of Kansas City when the pilot realized he did not have enough fuel to get to his destination. He contacted ATC, who responded helpfully with headings to the nearest airport for an emergency landing. The pilot did not follow the headings but continued on his way. The controller then asks the pilot to switch to the approach frequency, where he will receive better instructions to land him safely.

He did not arrive on the ground safely.

At 2:42 a.m., four and a half hours after the pilot left the Walker County airport, a highway patrol officer was notified that a plane had crashed into Interstate 70, completely blocking land. in a westerly direction.

The officer arrived within ten minutes to see a badly damaged aircraft perpendicular to the roadway with its nose against the guardrail. Two officers from the Grain Valley Police Department and an ambulance were already at the scene.

He approached the pilot, who was being treated for his injuries in the ambulance.

The pilot explained that he was flying from Ocala, Fla., to downtown Charles B. Wheeler Airport when he had an emergency.

Ocala, Florida does not have an airport but is served by Orlando International Airport. Ocala has an airport, see comments below.

The Walker County airport in Alabama, where the pilot actually departed, is about 800 miles north of Ocala.

“I told the tower I was in Winchester with fuel,” he said.

The highway patrolman asked him to explain what that meant.

“Winchester on fuel, out of fuel. I ran out of gas.”

The Shack Tactical Wiki, a website serving the Shack Tac community of veteran gamers, explains that Winchester is a military aviation code word for an aircraft running out of ammunition.

A pilot may declare over the radio that he is “Winchester” or “Winchester on “, letting listeners know that he won’t be able to use this weapon until he has the chance to RTB [return to base] and rearm.

The usage is compared to the term bingothat a military pilot can use to explain that he has run out of fuel and needs to return to base.

Pilots can instead decide to stay on the battlefield, knowledge they won’t be able to get back to base before the engine dies, but hope to make a difference on the battlefield before they inevitably crash. This is extremely rare in Shack Tac.

Shack Tac refers to players who participate in multiplayer military simulation games.

It is true that the term is legitimately used in military aviation and referenced in the context of US Navy SEALs. That means our unlucky pilot was either an avid military sim gamer with poor attention to detail, or a member of an elite special ops force who was momentarily confused as to whether he needed ammo. or fuel to complete his mission to return home.

It’s possible the tower controller figured out what the hell the pilot was talking about and that he was out of fuel, not ammo, but I suspect they didn’t have a clue either. Certainly not the highway patrol.

The pilot continued to speak, saying he was the sole occupant of the plane, which he added was private property and empty. Passengers and fuel, although he didn’t specify what he was talking about.

The officer believed that the pilot may have been intoxicated. He left it with the emergency services for evaluation while he examined the crash site.

An articulated truck (US: tractor-trailer or tractor-trailer) blocked the roadway. She was heading west towards Colorado when the driver noticed the plane was flying low above her. “He just kept going down and kept going down and I’m going WTF. And then the next thing I know, I’m going holy shit! And he took the highway.

The plane crashed right in front of her. She stopped her vehicle to block off the site of the traffic accident. Then she ran towards the wreckage, shouting for her husband, who was also in the truck, to call for help.

She offered the officer the footage from her truck’s dash cam and added that she had put the driver’s personal effects in the cab of her truck. She thought the police might want them, she said, because the pilot seemed a bit tipsy.

Here is the view from his dashcam:

She handed over a blue backpack and the officer asked her what the pilot looked like after exiting the plane. “Drunk,” she said.

She then described it to the local press. “His words were awkward, you could smell the alcohol on him. He hugged me and thanked me for blocking traffic and told me he was glad he didn’t hit anyone .

Back at the ambulance, a medic reported that the pilot had asked to be transported for medical attention. The doctor confirmed that the pilot smelled of alcohol and acted intoxicated. However, when questioned, the pilot denied having consumed alcohol or drugs and, according to the highway patrolman, refused any field sobriety tests.

He decided this test or no test: the man was drunk. He arrested the pilot at 2:59 a.m. for driving while intoxicated and operating an aircraft while intoxicated.

The pilot then volunteered to accompany the officer, who explained that he first needed to be transported for medical attention, as he had requested.

The pilot said no, he would just go with the highway patrol.

The officer asked him for identification and the pilot claimed he had none. How, the officer wondered, did he enter and exit airports without any form of identification? The irritated pilot said he didn’t need ID as these were private airports.

The officer then searched the pilot and found a Kansas state driver’s license and a container of marijuana.

At this point, unprompted, the pilot provided new information. “My Glock is on the plane.” A Glock is a type of semi-automatic pistol.

Arrest records resulted in a long list of charges: driving under the influence, reckless and reckless driving involving an accident, criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of marijuana (less of 10 grams) and Illegal possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Piper Warrior II was towed and all freeway lanes were open again at 5:30 a.m. that morning.

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After the crash, the pilot was asked to complete Form NTSB 6120.1, a Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident Report. Below Pilot Certificate(s) (Check all that apply) there is a small check mark, under student.

After that, everything is marked with N/A for not applicable or None.

His student pilot certificate was issued in January 2020. There is really no obstacle to obtaining this certificate if you can pass the medical examination; however, you should only fly under the supervision of an instructor, who obviously would never let him go on a flight without enough fuel to complete it.

The gentleman, I hesitate to continue calling him a pilot, has claimed 290 flight hours, including 235 on this make and model of aircraft, which is particularly impressive for a student pilot. For the section titled “Narrative History of Flight”, he simply wrote, “Under deliberation of the board (sic), I decline to answer at this time.”

Under the recommendation (How could this accident/incident have been avoided?), the student pilot capitalizes: REFUSED TO RESPOND UNDER THE ADVICE OF THE COUNCIL.

The student pilot contests the revocation of his driver’s license.

The NTSB has closed its case because the details of the emergency landing are clear.

Law enforcement reported that the plane flew over a tractor-trailer, landed on the interstate causeway and struck a guard rail. The aircraft sustained significant damage to the left wing. The student pilot reported to law enforcement that the aircraft was low on fuel. While at the scene of the accident, the pilot was arrested for driving while intoxicated and operating an aircraft while intoxicated. The pilot refused to provide a statement of the accident.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause(s) of this accident are:

The loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion.

  • Personnel Issues: Fuel Planning – Pilot
  • Airplane: Fuel – Fluid level
  • Personnel issues: Alcohol – Pilot
  • The FAA, on the other hand, is going to have a blast. They confirmed they were investigating separately.

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    Dash-cam video shows Florida Highway Patrol troopers chasing Dodge Hellcat at 160 mph – Action News Jax https://i69texas.org/dash-cam-video-shows-florida-highway-patrol-troopers-chasing-dodge-hellcat-at-160-mph-action-news-jax/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 19:53:27 +0000 https://i69texas.org/dash-cam-video-shows-florida-highway-patrol-troopers-chasing-dodge-hellcat-at-160-mph-action-news-jax/ COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. – Newly released dash cam video shows the high-speed chase where the Florida Highway Patrol declared a Dodge Hellcat reach speeds of 160 miles per hour on Interstate 75. It started at 6:23 a.m. Friday when the FHP Jacksonville Communications Center received a call about cars that had been reported stolen. During […]]]>

    COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. – Newly released dash cam video shows the high-speed chase where the Florida Highway Patrol declared a Dodge Hellcat reach speeds of 160 miles per hour on Interstate 75.

    It started at 6:23 a.m. Friday when the FHP Jacksonville Communications Center received a call about cars that had been reported stolen. During the chase, soldiers chased suspects from Sumter all the way to Hamilton County and even into Georgia.

    The video shows that once the driver of the 2022 Dodge Hellcat sped across I-75, the soldier immediately stepped on the gas and began the chase.

    It took the soldier about six and a half minutes to catch up with the driver. This was only possible after other soldiers used a strip of spikes on the car.

    Several soldiers can be seen on the video approaching the car, which had crashed into the median, with firearms.

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    The soldiers discovered that the occupants were nowhere to be found. They had escaped and run into the nearby woods.

    At 1:20 p.m. Friday, the three suspects were captured and taken into custody.

    The charges against them include grand larceny, flight from the police and obstruction of justice.

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    Wyoming Highway Patrol: 221 pounds of suspected marijuana found in traffic stop https://i69texas.org/wyoming-highway-patrol-221-pounds-of-suspected-marijuana-found-in-traffic-stop/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 09:01:47 +0000 https://i69texas.org/wyoming-highway-patrol-221-pounds-of-suspected-marijuana-found-in-traffic-stop/ The Wyoming Highway Patrol believe a soldier found 221 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop Oct. 30. (Wyoming Highway Patrol) CASPER, Wyo – An Interstate 80 traveler in Carbon County is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute after the Wyoming Highway Patrol says a soldier found 221 pounds of […]]]>

    The Wyoming Highway Patrol believe a soldier found 221 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop Oct. 30. (Wyoming Highway Patrol)

    CASPER, Wyo – An Interstate 80 traveler in Carbon County is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute after the Wyoming Highway Patrol says a soldier found 221 pounds of marijuana presumed during a roadside check.

    The stop took place at 1:16 p.m. on Sunday, October 30 near milepost 263 on Interstate 80. A soldier assigned to the Elk Mountain area stopped the vehicle for not maintaining a single lane of traffic , says a press release.

    “The driver made inconsistent statements and the Trooper observed other suspicious factors that led him to detain the driver. A Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper responded and deployed his K-9 partner, ‘Bailey’ , which gave a positive alert indicating the smell of an illegal substance,” the statement read.

    The resulting search yielded the suspected marijuana, soldiers say.

    The driver, who was not identified by the Wyoming Highway Patrol, was arrested and held in Carbon County Detention Center for felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and failure to maintain a single traffic way.

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    Highway Patrol is working on multiple crashes, including the Moniteau County double death https://i69texas.org/highway-patrol-is-working-on-multiple-crashes-including-the-moniteau-county-double-death/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 10:01:49 +0000 https://i69texas.org/highway-patrol-is-working-on-multiple-crashes-including-the-moniteau-county-double-death/ The state Highway Patrol responded to five crashes in the central Missouri area on Saturday. Two California residents were killed in a two-vehicle collision Saturday night in Moniteau County, according to an accident report. Richard Manning, 79, of California, was driving a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica eastbound on U.S. Highway 50 with Mary Manning, 74, of […]]]>

    The state Highway Patrol responded to five crashes in the central Missouri area on Saturday.

    Two California residents were killed in a two-vehicle collision Saturday night in Moniteau County, according to an accident report.

    Richard Manning, 79, of California, was driving a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica eastbound on U.S. Highway 50 with Mary Manning, 74, of California, as a passenger. Benjamin Knipp, 26, of Tipton, drove a 1988 Kenworth grain truck ahead of them.

    Shortly before 7 p.m., just west of Cross Lane Road, Knipp was beginning to turn left when he was hit from behind by Manning.

    Richard and Mary Manning were pronounced dead at the scene by Moniteau County Coroner Brad Friedmeyer and transported to Windmill Ridge Funeral Home in California. Knipp was not injured.

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    Two Hannibal residents suffered minor injuries Saturday after hitting a guardrail in Callaway County.

    The patrol report says Donna Stroud, 73, of Hannibal, was driving a 2021 Toyota Sienna eastbound on Interstate 70 with Leslie Stroud, 73, of Hannibal, as a passenger.

    Shortly after noon, near mile marker 153.8, Stroud veered off the left side of the roadway and struck a guardrail.

    The driver and passenger were both wearing their seat belts. They suffered minor injuries and were transported to University Hospital by Callaway EMS.

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    A Russellville man was slightly injured in a two-vehicle collision Saturday in Cole County.

    The accident report says 24-year-old Clayton Percival of Russellville was driving a 2005 Toyota Corolla eastbound along US 50.

    At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Route U, Percival failed to yield while crossing the eastbound lanes of the freeway and was struck by Aleksandr Glebov, 55, of California, driving a 2018 Toyota Camry.

    Both drivers were wearing their seat belts. Percival suffered moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to University Hospital.

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    An accident in Cole County left an Eldon woman with minor injuries Saturday night, according to a patrol report.

    Camryn Marriott, 18, of Eldon, was driving a 2012 Ford Focus westbound on US Highway 54 while Andrew Schaefer, 35, of Eugene, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Impala westbound on Penny Hollow Road.

    Shortly after 5 p.m., at Clarks Fork Road, Schaefer crossed the westbound lanes of the freeway but did not yield to Marriott, who struck his vehicle, left the right side of the roadway and rolled over .

    Marriott, who was wearing a seatbelt, was lightly injured and taken to Capital Region Hospital by private transport. Schaefer, who was not wearing a seat belt, was not injured.

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    A Lake Ozark woman suffered minor injuries after a motorcycle collision with a deer Saturday night in Miller County.

    The accident report says Charlesetta Kolb, 41, of Lake Ozark, was driving a 2015 Can-Am Spyder eastbound on U.S. Highway 54. At 6 p.m. before MM, Kolb struck a deer.

    The motorcycle was undamaged, but Kolb, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Lake Regional Hospital by private transport.

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    Man killed after jumping off I-26 overpass had active arrest warrants, deputies say https://i69texas.org/man-killed-after-jumping-off-i-26-overpass-had-active-arrest-warrants-deputies-say/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 03:20:00 +0000 https://i69texas.org/man-killed-after-jumping-off-i-26-overpass-had-active-arrest-warrants-deputies-say/ CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) – The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office says a man who jumped off an overpass during a late-night traffic stop died after being struck by several vehicles on I-26. Deputies called officers from the state’s Division of Law Enforcement to investigate the incident, which began around 10:30 p.m. Friday when a Charleston […]]]>

    CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) – The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office says a man who jumped off an overpass during a late-night traffic stop died after being struck by several vehicles on I-26.

    Deputies called officers from the state’s Division of Law Enforcement to investigate the incident, which began around 10:30 p.m. Friday when a Charleston County deputy conducted a traffic stop. Sheriff’s spokesman Andrew Knapp said the vehicle was pulled over for traffic violations and stopped on the Ashley Phosphate Road overpass over I-26 in North Charleston.

    “During the stop, a passenger crossed the traffic lanes on the side of the overpass,” Knapp said. “The man jumped off the overpass and landed in the westbound lanes of I-26, where he was struck by multiple vehicles.”

    Deputies determined that the man had active arrest warrants. MPs did not provide details of the charges listed in the warrants.

    Knapp said deputies called SLED to investigate after consulting with Highway Patrol.

    The westbound lanes of I-26 were temporarily closed while EMS responded. They declared the man dead at the scene, deputies said.

    The freeway’s westbound lanes were closed until about 6 a.m., Knapp said.

    The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has yet to release the victim’s name.

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    Jordan Gregg, Montana Highway Patrol https://i69texas.org/jordan-gregg-montana-highway-patrol/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://i69texas.org/jordan-gregg-montana-highway-patrol/ Jordan Gregg is “the first of the first responders,” as she puts it. Gregg became a dispatcher at the age of 21. She has worked as a police dispatcher for the Montana Highway Patrol since 2007, when she first moved to Montana from Colorado. “(Dispatchers) are getting the very first call for help,” Gregg said. […]]]>

    Jordan Gregg is “the first of the first responders,” as she puts it.

    Gregg became a dispatcher at the age of 21. She has worked as a police dispatcher for the Montana Highway Patrol since 2007, when she first moved to Montana from Colorado.

    “(Dispatchers) are getting the very first call for help,” Gregg said. “We are the first to speak to people who are going through the worst day of their life… We help start the process of helping to end their situation in the best possible way.”

    Gregg has always wanted to pursue a career in law enforcement. Originally, she wanted to be a soldier and thought becoming a dispatcher would be a good way to get her foot in the door.

    “I loved (being a dispatcher) so much that I continued with it,” Gregg said. “This is the career of my life.”

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    She recently worked day shifts, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    “We don’t take 911 calls, we forward them to us, but we do crashes and what we call commuting violations, where people call a drunk driver or highway hazards,” Gregg said. . “The most difficult calls are of course accidents, and these are daily. Some are really tough and some are minor fender benders.

    Gregg recently made a radio announcement for dispatcher openings in Helena because there is a need for more people in this role.

    Gregg’s hero in life is his father. She lost her mother to a blood clot at age 48, so her father filled the role of mother and father.

    “He’s really stepped up, he’s worked hard his whole life and made sure his kids, we have everything we need,” Gregg said. “He’s just an amazing man to be able to call my dad.”

    Gregg met her husband in Helena, and together they are raising their daughter. They have two dogs, a chocolate lab and a boxer. They go camping in their trailer every summer weekend they can. In his spare time, Gregg enjoys reading, especially historical fiction books.

    “Sometimes I think I care too much because I want everyone, all the officers to go home safely at the end of the day and all members of the public too, and when that doesn’t happen no, it’s pretty heart wrenching,” Gregg said. “…I put on my helmet every day because the family I’ve created is counting on me. We all support each other on our worst days and we’re fans of each other on the good days. We don’t do it for projectors. We don’t do it for the thanks. We are often the invisible heroes of law enforcement.

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    Megan Michelotti can be contacted at megan.michelotti@helenair.com.

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    Missouri Highway Patrol Says It Didn’t Accept Marijuana Legalization Ad Featuring Agency https://i69texas.org/missouri-highway-patrol-says-it-didnt-accept-marijuana-legalization-ad-featuring-agency/ Thu, 20 Oct 2022 14:54:00 +0000 https://i69texas.org/missouri-highway-patrol-says-it-didnt-accept-marijuana-legalization-ad-featuring-agency/ JEFFERSON CITY — A new ad from the campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in Missouri has caught the attention of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Legal Missouri 2022 unveiled three announcements this week touting Amendment 3, which would legalize recreational marijuana. Two of the ads use footage that appears to include at least one Highway […]]]>

    JEFFERSON CITY — A new ad from the campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in Missouri has caught the attention of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

    Legal Missouri 2022 unveiled three announcements this week touting Amendment 3, which would legalize recreational marijuana. Two of the ads use footage that appears to include at least one Highway Patrol soldier.

    But Highway Patrol said it did not approve the footage.

    “The Patrol is aware of the Legal Missouri 2022 ad featuring the Patrol,” read a tweet from the Highway Patrol‘s Twitter account on Wednesday. “The Patrol has not given permission for its emblem, name or images to be used and permission has not been sought.”






    A screenshot of the Pro-Amendment 3 ad featuring highway patrol-like imagery.


    Footage shows someone in a police uniform driving what appears to be a “state trooper” motorcycle down a winding road. As the image flashes across the screen, a narrator says “a vote for Amendment 3 is a vote to let the police focus on serious crime”.

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    At another point, someone wearing what appears to be a soldier’s uniform opens the door to what appears to be a police vehicle.

    The campaign ran a 15-second ad and a 30-second ad with law enforcement footage.

    John Payne, campaign manager for Legal Missouri, said in a text message “Archival footage from our ad shows exactly why Amendment 3 will allow law enforcement to focus on tackling violent crime and serious”.

    Highway Patrol spokesman Capt. John Hotz said Thursday afternoon that the patrol had sent the campaign a cease and desist letter, but a copy was not immediately provided. .

    “I have not received such a document,” Payne told the Post-Dispatch, “but her images are available for clearance, and we have cleared her. We have every right to do so.

    Former Gov. Eric Greitens came under fire earlier this year after he released a US Senate campaign video of a ride with Kansas City police.

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