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)rd, Reporter Wednesday, June 6, 2001 1.1LB I II II II U to wear seat belts is cause of highways Memorial Day Percent of those incidents this buckled up, ac- the California ). statistics killed this year, year's total in CHP's ju- risdiction, 25 were not wear- have survived if they were that it is against the law to mained steady in the North- ving under the influence ar- ing seat belts. Five people wearing their safety belt. ride in a vehicle without a ern Division, which includes rests were also constant in were killed in incorporated There is simply no excuse for safety belt. ; the Quincy area. 2000-01, with 72 arrests made cities, not within the CHP's not buckling up." CHP officers are continu-During the last two years, each year. jurisdiction. California boasts a 90 per- ing the maximum enforce- four people have lost their In the Northern Division, "I am outraged that so cent safety belt compliance ment effort with a focus on lives on the Northern Divi- which covers 36,000 miles of many victims were not wear- rate, and while that's ad- safety belt usage, sion highways, according to rural roads and highways, ing their safety belt," said mirable, CHP officials are fo- "I am asking every officer Public Affairs Officer Craig there are 15 area offices, in- CHP Commissioner D.O. cused on convincing the last to be on the lookout for too- Rude from the Quincy area. cluding the Quincy area; and "Spike" Helmick. "It is a fact 10 percent to buckle up. torists who are not wearing a Two deaths were reported 12 resident posts. that you are 75 percent more "It is imperative that too- belt. We must reverse theeach year. In that area, two commer- likely to survive a crash if torists recognize that without weekend trend." No fatalities were reported cial inspection facilities ex- you are wearing your safety the use of a safety belt, they in the Quincy area, although ist, with 486 uniformed offi- belt. I am told that in a num- are putting their lives at risk Northern Division major injuries were sus- cers, and 150 non-uniformed ber of weekend collisions, of- every time they get behind While fatalities were up in tained by one passenger who Personnel ficers on scene reported that the wheel," Helmick said.California for the Memorial wasn't wearing a seat belt. many of the victims would He also reminded motorists Day weekend, statistics re- Rude also noted that dri- b I I laedia campaign tar- comprehend, because they we will be more effective." additional $40,000 for Internet who drive were written by teens for Funded by a California Of- advertising for the summer (DUDhas teens, fice of Traffic Safety grant, campaign. The department by the Califor- "We are very excited aboutthe campaign uses paid tele- has chosen these media (CHP). this project because it was de- vision airtime to deliver the forms, because they attract and 60-sec- veloped by the very audience anti-DUI message, the widest teenage audiences. spots are set we are targeting," said CHP The CHP is investing "Alcohol producers and the three- Commissioner Spike $165,000 to purchase airtime distributors know the power campaign. Helmick. "We are confidentand mass transit advertising of the media, and use it to directly atthat by involving teenagers in Orange and San Diego their advantage to deliver should in developing the message,counties, and is spending an their marketing message. We ARRESTS Stolen property: Celith R.ty, was arrested on allega- Sunday, June 3 Walke was arrested on an al- tions of violating a court or- Violation: Lisa Wortman, of legation of possessing stolen der and drug possession. that appears in Quincy, was arrested for al- property and violating proba- is compiled from legedly violating probation tion. Drugs: David D. Eichner, 41, County Sheriff's and on an allegation of theft, of Plumas County, was at- Stolen property: Charles D. rested on allegations of drug activity log and, Threat: Chuck Anson, of Walke was arrested on an al- possession. the county cor- Greenville, was arrested on legation of possessing stolen oenter's booking log. allegations of making a death property and violating proba- Theft: Keith W. Greco, 36, of • does not re- threat, false imprisonmenttion. Plumas County, was arrested names in ar- and spousal battery, on allegations of theft and vi- intoxication or Wednesday, May 30 olating probation. (unless accom- Violation: Brandie Arata, of Drugs: Kevin M. Boley, of a more serious Portola, was arrested for al- Plumas County, was arrested 11tEF1rS, BURGLARIES as probation vio- legedly violating probation, on allegations of meth posses- AND PROPERTY CRIMES a felony). The fact sion, marijuana possessionSunday, June 3 has been ar- Saturday, June 2 and child endangerment. Bike: A bike valued at about d charged with a Threat: A Portola juvenile not constitute guilt, was arrested on allegations of Drugs: Jamie L. Boley, of $200 was reported stolen from never appear in making terrorist threats, Plumas County, was arrested Lawrence Street in Quincy. district attorney brandishinga weaponand as-on allegations of possession there is insuffi- sault, of marijuana and child en-CD player: A Lake Almanor resident reported the theft of to prosecute the dangerment. ; amount of bail is Friday, June 1 a CD player valued at $500 the suspect is re-Theft: William E. Bunnell, 20, Tuesday, May 29 from an automobile. bail. The news- of Quincy, was arrested on an Parole violation: Michael P. to list the age allegationoftheft. Doherty, 35, of Chester, was Tuesday, May 29 Whenever they are arrested on an allegation of Vandalism: A Quincy busi- the sheriff's de- Auto theft: Joshua M. Oels, violating parole, ness reported that its equip- 20, of Portola, was arrested ment in Tobin was vandal- on allegations of auto theft Violation: Elizabeth A. Che- ized. The estimated loss was and drug possession, chourka, 25, of Plumas Coun- $,5,000. are simply using the media to counter that message," Helmick said. Teen facts/the Youthquake Report • The Youthquake Report was ublished by the Office of Traf- fic Safety in August 1997, marking the 10-year trend of the growing teen population: • The teen population--be- tween 15-19--will increase by a third by the year 2007; • Generation Y is made up of children born between 1980- 1993; • By 2007, teens age 15 will equal over 18 percent of Cali- fornia's total population, ris- ing from a low of approxi- mately four percent of the to- tal population in 1997; • More teens of driving age; • Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for 15-20 year olds; • Teen drivers are responsible for a disproportionate num- ber of collisions, injuries and deaths; • In 1995, teens comprised 6.4 percent of California's total population; they were in- volved in 12.5 percent of the accident; • The number of teen drivers is expected to grow from 500,000 in 1997 to more than four million in 2007; • The Youthquake Report esti- mates that the total fatality and injury costs incurred by the Generation Y segment of the population, where alcohol is involved in collisions, are projected to rise from $402 million in 1997 to $2.8 billion in 2007; • In 1999, 101 teens age 15-20 died in alcohol involved colli. sions, and 1,923 were injured, (the report includes 20-year- olds in the statistics); • In 1998, 129 teens age 15-20 died in alcohol involved colli- sions, and 1,844 were injured. Teen [MJI campaign Concerned about the grow. ing number of teens and un- derage drinking and driving, the CHP developed a cam- paign targeting teens: • The CHP's anti-DUI cam- paign is funded through an Office of Traffic Safety grant (SCARE II and III), which in- cludes enforcement and edu- cation; • The department is purchas- ing airtime to run commer- cials that were developed by teens, for teens; • In Plumas County, members of the CHP are concentrating their efforts on Sober Gradu- ation, a campaign to keep teens from getting involved with alcohol or drugs, and off the roadways and highways; • Statewide, the anti-DUI teen campaign marks the first time the CHP is utilizing paid media time in an anti-DUI campaign. For more information, con- tact the Quincy area CHP at 283-1100. e D B e