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TROOPER TIPS FROM CSP

TROOPER TIPS FROM CSP

“Thank You” With everything that has been going on around the world it is easy to get down. So, this month I’m not bringing up anything about Covid-19. Instead I thought it was a good time to throw something positive into the mix. Each month I write about the proper way to drive here in […]

Trooper Tips: “Living in a New World”

Trooper Tips: “Living in a New World”

  As the effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic continue to hit not only the United States, but the entire world, I know that it is affecting everyone’s mental health. It’s hard not to focus on anything but what is plaguing us. But there are still things going on that have nothing to do with Covid-19 […]

CSP Investigating Possible Impersonator in S.E. Colorado

CSP Investigating Possible Impersonator in S.E. Colorado

The Colorado State Patrol, Otero County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies in Southeast Colorado are currently investigating several reports where motorists have been contacted by a white male driving a dark, possibly black, unmarked Dodge Charger. Several drivers reported they have been asked for papers regarding their authority to drive to their […]

Rollover SBI Crash On Colorado Highway 89

Rollover SBI Crash On Colorado Highway 89

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a one vehicle crash, which resulted in a serious injury. The crash occurred on March 19, 2020 at approximately 2:45 PM, on Colorado Highway 89 approximately 24 miles south of Holly, Colorado. A blue 2014 Peterbilt Tractor pulling a grain trailer, driven by Alex Hobson (43 year old […]

CSP Investigates Single Car Crash in Bent County

CSP Investigates Single Car Crash in Bent County

    The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a serious bodily injury, single-car crash that occurred in Bent County, on the west edge of Las Animas, Wednesday morning at 8:22am on March 4, 2020. A white 2001 Pontiac Grand AM, driven by 65-year old Linda Hines of Las Animas, was traveling west bound on Highway […]

Trooper Tips - “CSP Youth Academy”

Trooper Tips – “CSP Youth Academy”

Once again, it’s time to look towards the youth of Colorado where we give them an experience of a lifetime. The mission of a Colorado State Patrol Trooper is not just enforcing the laws on the state’s highways, and interstates. We are also very involved in educating the public in various areas. One way we […]

S.E. Colorado Law Enforcement Officers in Baca County Car Crash

S.E. Colorado Law Enforcement Officers in Baca County Car Crash

    A trooper with the Colorado State Patrol, along with the Baca County Sheriff’s Office, was investigating a single vehicle, semi-tractor and trailer crash that occurred on Highway 287 on Friday afternoon, February 7th, 2020 at 1645 hours. The accident occurred three miles north of Springfield near mile post 33. The trooper was in […]

CSP Investigating Three Vehicle Crash in Bent County

CSP Investigating Three Vehicle Crash in Bent County

    On Thursday, January 2, 2020 at approximately 22:00 hours (10pm), a green Honda Element, driven by 47 year old Seanon Stracener of Lamar, Colorado, was westbound on Colorado 50 near milepost 423, which is located approximately eight miles east of the town of Hasty. The Honda Element crossed the roadway and collided with […]

Trooper Tips - Are You Driving Impaired?

Trooper Tips – Are You Driving Impaired?

  How often do you ask yourself if you are driving impaired? I know you’re asking why you would ask yourself that if you are not drinking. But are you actually impaired and don’t realize it? Think of it this way, have you ever driven when you were tired or just drove while daydreaming? Let’s […]

CSP Investigates Bent County Crash

CSP Investigates Bent County Crash

  On Friday, November 29, 2019 at 16:20 hours, a white Ford pickup, driven by 45 year old Chad Hawkins of Lamar with one minor passenger, was northbound on Bent County Road 35. Hawkins failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign located at Bent County Road 35 and Bent County Road […]

2019 CSP- Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack The Patrol Car

2019 CSP- Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack The Patrol Car

  The Colorado State Patrol will be holding the 7th Annual Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack The Patrol Car on November 29, 2019 starting at 8:00 am at the Walmart stores in La Junta and Lamar. Please come by and see us! Just look for the banner and patrol cars parked near the store entrance. The […]

CSP Investigates Two Vehicle Accident in Bent County, Lamar Residents Injured

CSP Investigates Two Vehicle Accident in Bent County, Lamar Residents Injured

  On Thursday, November 21, 2019 at approximately 17:31 pm, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle unknown injury crash that occurred at the intersection of Colorado Highway 50 and Bent County Road 35, approximately 9 miles west of Lamar. A 2005 Ford F-150, driven by 29 year old Blasé Wertin of Lamar, CO, […]

Trooper Tips for November - Passing!

Trooper Tips for November – Passing!

  One of the things about living in rural parts of Colorado means often having to travel on two lane roads. Where it is sometimes a lot more pleasant than driving on a big highway, it can have its drawbacks. One of those is not having a passing lane you can access the entire time […]

(UPDATE) Kiowa County Pursuit, October 31, 2019

(UPDATE) Kiowa County Pursuit, October 31, 2019

  On Thursday, October 31, 2019, at approximately 08:50 hours, Deputy Stump, of the Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office attempted to make contact with a vehicle for travelling at 121 mph in a posted 65 mph zone. The vehicle was southbound on highway 287 south of Eads. The vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit was […]

2,999 Impaired Drivers Felt the Summer Heat in 2019

2,999 Impaired Drivers Felt the Summer Heat in 2019

      STATEWIDE — Between Memorial Day and Labor Day this summer, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP), and local law agencies teamed up for six high visibility enforcement periods as part of The Heat Is On campaign. The enforcement periods are meant to ensure every Coloradan gets home safely, […]