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Cycle crash fatal: Holiday keeps officers busy

A man died July 6 after his motorcycle hit a brick light post in Placerville. John R. Boyd of Placerville was riding his 2007 Triumph northbound on Countryside Drive, approaching Outrider Drive, at an unknown speed at 6 a.m., a CHP press release noted. He failed to make the curve and left the west side […]

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Cycle crash fire burns CHP car

A motorcycle chase ended in a fire destroying both the motorcycle and the patrol car Sunday evening. The pursuit began near South Shingle Road just south of Highway 50 in Shingle Springs, CHP Officer Quinn Cuthbertson said. Anthony Valdez, 27, of Placerville, was “trying to get away” from a CHP officer. The pursuit ended on […]

Motorcycle chase ends in crash

A short motorcycle chase ended in a crash Friday afternoon. The pursuit ended west of Red Hawk Casino on westbound Highway 50 in Shingle Springs around 3 p.m. Friday, said Sgt. Rick Marshall of the CHP. The motorcycle crashed into the back of a car. Marshall said he was unable to give anything more specific […]

Kidnapping, shooting suspect nabbed: Stolen truck crashed after chase

An man wanted for kidnapping and attempted murder in July was taken into custody Tuesday after a 16-mile chase. Dustin James Woodruff, 27, was arrested in connection with the shooting and beating of Bryan Santana, 35, of Placerville, on July 2 of this year, according to the Sheriff’s Department. Marshall Hospital had reported the July […]

Georgetown woman killed in motorcycle accident

Georgetown resident Tracie Murchie, 39, was killed last week when the motorcycle her husband was driving collided with a pickup truck. Tracie and husband Steve, also 39, were riding a 2000 Kawasaki motorcycle westbound on Wentworth Springs Road, east of Hotchkiss Hill Road, on Tuesday when the bike’s driver lost control trying to avoid a […]

Four-vehicle crash sends cyclist to hospital

A crash on Highway 50 and the Missouri Flat offramp Wednesday afternoon sent a motorcyclist to the hospital with complaints of minor pain. At 1:20 p.m., Elizabeth Ann Mieri, 32, of El Dorado, struck Cool resident Stephen Repp on the Missouri Flat offramp with her 2005 Ford Freestar, setting off a domino effect of collisions. […]

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Manslaughter trial: Differing views of deadly crash given

Democrat staff writer Attorneys gave their closing arguments Thursday in the Melissa Nichols trial, painting two different pictures of the August 2008 Carson Road collision that took the life of her ex-boyfriend Anthony Payne. Nichols, 25, is charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, and DUI causing injury, for allegedly striking Payne with her vehicle […]

Scion IQ: Toyota’s first go-kart, er.. mini car

How does one build a four-passenger car that is only 120 inches long with an 80-inch wheel base? Ask Toyota. But it has been done before and over 5 million were built over 40 years. It was called the Austin and Morris Mini. It was designed by Alex Issigonis after he was given a design […]

Christmas parade continues tradition

What: Hangtown Christmas Parade — A McIntire Family Tradition Who: City of Placerville Where: Broadway and Main Street in Placerville When: Sunday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. Information: 530-626-3849 or 530-642-5232 The McIntire family doesn’t have to contact Santa anymore. Santa calls them — wanting to  make sure that he and his elves put the Hangtown Christmas […]

Pollock motorcyclist killed

A Pollock Pines motorcyclist was killed in a head-on collision Saturday afternoon. Daniel Dawson, 47, of Pollock Pines, was riding his 1997 Honda 750 southbound on Sly Park Road Saturday at 2:28 p.m. when he crossed into the northbound lane and collided with a Jeep Cherokee, driven by 21-year-old Alan Conca, also of Pollock Pines, […]

CHP reports zero fatals

All things considered, the 2011 Fourth of July weekend was a relatively safe one for El Dorado County motorists. Placerville area California Highway Patrol officer Dan Stark said the three day span of Saturday through Monday yielded 13 crashes and no fatalities. “We managed to avoid the worst-case scenario,” he said. Stark said there were […]

Rancho CHP officer suspected of DUI

A California Highway Patrol officer was arrested Friday night on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol or narcotics after crashing his motorcycle on Mt. Aukum Road. Robert D. Patrick, 47, was traveling southbound on Mt. Aukum Road, near Fairplay Road, at 8:45 p.m. Friday when he failed to navigate a curve, drifted […]

Two recent fatals keep CHP busy investigating

By Jim RatajczakDemocrat staff writerTwo separate car accidents recently led to two motorist deaths in El Dorado County.The first occurred 10 a.m. on Oct. 16 on Latrobe Road, north of Sun Ridge Meadows, said California Highway Patrol officer Dan Stark.Chuong Van Pham, 42, of El Dorado Hills, was driving northbound on Latrobe on a Honda […]

Biker cuffed after hot pursuit by CHP

Democrat staff writer California Highway Patrol officers apprehended a motorcyclist after a high-speed chase that lasted less than 10 minutes Wednesday night. Beginning on Mother Lode Drive at Greenstone Road in El Dorado, Ricky D. Smith Jr. of Cameron Park allegedly roared through El Dorado, Diamond Springs and Placerville at speeds up to 90 mph […]

Defense expert casts doubt on defendants blame in head-on

Democrat staff writer Deputy public defender David Cramer laid out his defense this week for client Melissa Nichols, accused of fatally hitting her ex-boyfriend in a 2008 collision on Carson Road. Nichols, 25, is accused of gross vehicular manslaughter and DUI causing injury. Cramer called to the stand an accident reconstruction expert who testified the […]

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Mother Lode Art Exhibit — poetry in art

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