California Highway Patrol

More police after speeders

Speedy drivers beware: For the next year local cops will saturate the area for motorists driving faster than the limit. With the help of a $587,280 grant from the state Office of ...

Vegetation fire chars motorcycle, CHP vehicle after chase

A high-speed pursuit on Foresthill Road Sunday afternoon reached speeds of up to 100 mph and ended with a charred California Highway Patrol vehicle and a motorcycle. The incident ...

Big-rig driver arrested for DUI

A vigilant citizen may have saved the lives of other Interstate 80 motorists this week. California Highway Patrol officers arrested a big-rig driver Monday at about 8:55 p.m. aft ...

Vehicle into center divide backs up I-80 traffic

A minor injury accident blocked two lanes of Interstate 80 Wednesday evening. A vehicle traveling at about 80 mph eastbound on the interstate reportedly hit the center divide at a ...

Lane reopens after I-80 grass fire

Fire crews contained a grass fire that sparked near Interstate 80 Monday afternoon. Emergency responders reported that the large spot fire, which is about a quarter-acre or less, ...

Placer roads getting safer

Some folks feel safer, others don’t. But the stats are a revelation. Traffic accidents in Placer County have been dropping yearly since 2003. Rick Ward, commander of the Auburn ...

Chellew completes CHP training

Lucas Chellew of Rocklin has successfully completed California Highway Patrol cadet training. He is assigned to duty at the CHP’s West Valley area office. Officer Chellew is a 2 ...

CHP notches 1 fatality, 16 accidents over Memorial Day Weekend

An 18-year-old Roseville skateboarder was the sole casualty for the Auburn area over Memorial Day weekend, according to California Highway Patrol officials. Officials revealed Tu ...

Overturned big rig blocks two lanes of I-80

An overturned big rig backed up eastbound Interstate 80 traffic Wednesday evening. At about 5:09 p.m., California Highway Patrol and other emergency personnel responded to a call ...

Local CHP notes rise in female applicants

Local California Highway Patrol offices are proud of a new record. Stan Perez, chief of the CHP Valley division, which includes the Auburn area, recently released news that more ...

Officers have ‘zero tolerance’ for traffic violations Thursday

Motorists will need to take extra care to follow road laws today. The Auburn Area California Highway Patrol’s Zero Tolerance Day is in effect from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Highway 4 ...

Interstate 80 repair project revving up

The first night of detours on Interstate 80 between Colfax and the Nevada State line apparently went without a hitch. Construction crews closed the interstate just after midnight ...

Teen led police on high-speed chase down 80

A 14-year-old boy put his young life — and the life of an Auburn father and his 8-year-old daughter — in danger after he led law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit in a truck ...

Placer ranks top in DUI convictions

Drunk drivers beware: A recent report reveals that the Placer County District Attorney’s Office has the highest conviction rate of drunken or impaired drivers in the state. A Ca ...

Multi-vehicle accident blocks I-80 lanes

Seven motorists were reportedly taken to area hospitals after three apparent two-car accidents slowed Interstate 80 Tuesday afternoon. As the rain came down Tuesday, emergency re ...