Saturday, December 3, 2022

CHP Releases Information About Yesterday’s Crash That Left Patrol Vehicle With Major Damage

The following is a press release issued by the California Highway Patrol Ukiah Office:

The CHP SUV was heavily damaged from the collision [Picture provided by a Mendocino County Resident]

On June 12, 2022, at approximately 1027 hours, CHP officers from Ukiah Area were on the scene of a non-injury traffic collision, northbound US-101, near MPM 41.40. CHP officers were conducting traffic control when a white Ford F-250, driven by Party #1 (P-1, Hodge) was traveling northbound on US-101 in the #2 lane, at approximately 60 mph. Hodge allowed his vehicle to travel through a flare pattern and strike the rear of a parked CHP patrol vehicle displaying its rear amber warning lights. The CHP patrol vehicle was unoccupied at the time of the collision, CHP personnel were not injured as a result of the collision. Hodge was treated on-scene by medical personnel and sustained minor injuries as a result of the collision, Alcohol and/or drugs are not considered to be a factor of this collision.


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  1. If there was no alcohol, drug testing done? Distracted driving? He drove through a flare pattern AND hit a flashing patrol car? Something was not right.

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