Tag Archives: Watsonville Police

Reader comments on Street Smarts of pedestrian law

Dear Street Smarts, Just sending a note of thanks for your very helpful response regarding (Monday’s) question on pedestrian/driver responsibilities in crossing an intersection. This could provide a learning moment for some local police. My wife was followed across Watsonville … Continue reading

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Group to use $100K grant to make cycling, walking popular, safer in Watsonville

     A bicycle and pedestrian safety advocacy group is seeking to make cycling and walking to school as popular, and safe, as they are healthy and enjoyable.      Armed with a $100,000 transportation grant from the Santa Cruz County Regional … Continue reading

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High school seniors get crash course in DUI in time for prom, graduation

       A 17-year-old Watsonville High School student was unlicensed and under the influence of alcohol and anti-depressants when she made an illegal u-turn on Highway 101 in Prunedale and was hit by an SUV.      The crash, in February … Continue reading

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Police hand out dozens of citations during BADGES campaign Thursday in Scotts Valley

       The sounds of sirens filled the air in Scotts Valley Thursday as police officers from around the county descended on area streets in search of motorists disobeying the law.      “I know I’m going to get some complaints … Continue reading

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No St. Patrick’s Day luck for DUI motorists

Don’t think the luck of the Irish will help you get home safely if you plan to drink and drive or get a ride from someone who has been drinking.

“St. Patrick’s Day is supposed to be a time to celebrate Irish heritage and gather with friends, but it can quickly end in tragedy due to impaired driving,” said Chief Richard Ehle of the Capitola Police Department. “If you plan on drinking, don’t rely on luck to keep you safe or to keep you out of trouble. Be responsible and take appropriate precautions.”
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