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Old 12 August 2018, 15:09
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CHP officer and motorist killed on I-80 during traffic stop

I saw this on the news last night an had to look up the news article on line

Today’s a tough day.’ CHP officer and motorist killed on I-80 during traffic stop
BY CASSIE DICKMAN
cdickman@sacbee.com
August 10, 2018 03:34 PM
Updated August 10, 2018 04:51 PM
A California Highway Patrol officer and another driver were hit and killed Friday by a truck on westbound I-80 in Fairfield in Solano County during a traffic stop, according CHP.
At about 9 a.m. CHP motorcycle officer Kirk Griess was conducting a traffic stop on a vehicle on the right westbound shoulder of I-80 near Manuel Campus Parkway when a white Chevrolet pickup truck left the main portion of the road and traveled into the shoulder, said Ernie Sanchez, chief of the CHP’s Golden Gate division, in a press conference Friday afternoon.
The truck struck both Griess and the stopped vehicle, described as being a Saturn. Griess and the driver of the Saturn, Jaime Bueza Manuel of Vallejo, 49, were transported to NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield, where they both were pronounced dead, the CHP said.
“Today’s a tough day,” Sanchez said. “It’s a tough day for the California Highway Patrol.”

It is unclear at the time how fast the truck was driving when it struck Griess and the Saturn, but he described the impact as “very significant.”
“The Saturn is almost half size of what it should and the scene is not a very pretty scene,” Sanchez said. “Our hearts go out to (Manuel’s) family as well.”
Griess, 46, a former Marine, served in the CHP for 19 years, the last 16 years at the department’s Solano County office.
He’s survived by his wife, two adult daughters and 14-year-old son, all of which are residents of Solano County, Sanchez said.
Sanchez described Griess as a “friend, a great man” who took time to volunteer around Fairfield and to coach youth sports.
“He was in the prime of his career, making a difference,” Sanchez said. “He was the ultimate public servant. He loved what he did. He loved being a CHP officer. He loved being a CHP motorcycle officer,” said CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley.
The driver of the truck is not under arrest at this time.
“It’s critically important that you slow down and move over when you see first responders on the shoulder of the freeway,” Sanchez said.
CHP motorcycle officers formed a procession Friday afternoon in Fairfield for their fallen colleague, escorting Griess’ body to the coroner’s office from the hospital.
“It was the people who work with him,” said Officer John Fransen, spokesman for CHP’s Golden Gate division.
A bell toll tribute ceremony will be held in memory of Griess on Monday at 10 a.m. at the CHP Academy, 3500 Reed Ave., West Sacramento

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Old 12 August 2018, 15:11
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Old 12 August 2018, 15:30
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Saw this one last night. RIP officer.
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Old 12 August 2018, 16:16
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Old 12 August 2018, 16:28
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Old 12 August 2018, 18:30
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Old 12 August 2018, 19:46
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Sigh, damn.

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Old 13 August 2018, 09:21
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RIP. Officer.

I feel like we have been doing this a lot lately........
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Old 13 August 2018, 14:59
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Tragic for the Officer and the motorist he was contacting. RIP to both.
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Man, that sucks, RIP dudes. I wonder if the survivability would have been better with a big, heavy, cruiser behind the Saturn, instead of a bike? If possible, I'm pulling onto the grass from now on - "for both of our safety, sir".
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Old 15 August 2018, 10:37
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Man, that sucks, RIP dudes. I wonder if the survivability would have been better with a big, heavy, cruiser behind the Saturn, instead of a bike? If possible, I'm pulling onto the grass from now on - "for both of our safety, sir".
Short answer: yes.

Friend of mine had his Crown Vic taken out while he stood on the side of it. He was sitting on a wrecker loading cars from a crash I had worked. He was untouched(lucky). Wrecker driver broke his back but recovered. Both crashes were caused by drunks.
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Old 15 August 2018, 10:52
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Short answer: yes.

Friend of mine had his Crown Vic taken out while he stood on the side of it. He was sitting on a wrecker loading cars from a crash I had worked. He was untouched(lucky). Wrecker driver broke his back but recovered. Both crashes were caused by drunks.
I'd like to see current data on Drunks vs Phones Screens.
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Old 15 August 2018, 22:26
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I'd like to see current data on Drunks vs Phones Screens.
70/30 texting vs drinking

Texting is responsible for more of your “day to day” crashes. Moderate damage, minor injuries.

Drunks seem to kill the fuck out of everyone but themselves.
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Old 16 August 2018, 23:29
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Texting is responsible for more of your “day to day” crashes. Moderate damage, minor injuries.
I-95 through NoVa has several of these every day.
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Old 17 August 2018, 12:33
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I-95 through NoVa has several of these every day.
Several.... that’s cute

In the South....it’s a fucking official pastime to run into each other or random shit.
Texting and driving gets difficult to prove unless you witnessed it or have several people witness the driver fucking around on the phone. The statute also allows for use of cellphone while driving:using nav apps, contacting 911 etc.

Every now and then, the traffic gods throw you a bone. If you can get there quick enough, the IPhone maybe imprinted in their face from the airbag.
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Old 17 August 2018, 12:59
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Every now and then, the traffic gods throw you a bone. If you can get there quick enough, the IPhone maybe imprinted in their face from the airbag.
That is poetic justice at its finest....
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