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    Video: Watch firefighter get detained by cops for parking firetruck at accident
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    An accident involving a car that had overturned while heading northbound on I-805 in Chula Vista, CA, took a strange turn on Tuesday when news cameras on the scene captured a police officer placing handcuffs on a firefighter and putting him in the back of a California Highway Patrol cruiser. ...

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    Official: Highway patrol car of the future picked as this year's LA Auto Show Design Challenge theme
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    For the last nine years, the Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge has been part of the LA Auto Show, pitting design studios from around the world against each other in a forward-thinking competition. In the past, there have been a variety of challenge themes, including last year's "movie cars" ...

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    Report: Ponch Approved? California chooses Ford Explorer Police Interceptor as next patrol car
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    How many cops does it take to choose a new police car? In California, the answer is four. But this is also a trick question, because the California Highway Patrol didn't choose a car to replace its aging Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors – it chose an SUV. That's right, Cali 5-0 will ...

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    Video: Watch a 2011 Lexus IS-F be unceremoniously crushed
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    Filed under the old Batman adage, "Crime Doesn't Pay," here we have a Lexus IS-F being sacrificed for the sins of its owner. Seems someone was caught street racing by California authorities, and they didn't appreciate it. So they relieved the offender of one mighty red IS-F and then didn't send ...

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    Video: CHiPs veteran Erik Estrada warns Californians to avoid Carmageddon
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    Residents of the metropolitan Los Angeles area have been bracing for what's been dubbed Carmageddon. No, not the video game from the late '90s, but the scheduled closure of Interstate 405 over the course of this weekend. The temporary shutdown of the hugely busy 10-mile stretch of highway is ...

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    Video: San Francisco's 1989 Earthquake from the CHP's point of view
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    CHP responds to the '89 San Francisco Earthquake – Click above to watch video after the jump
    On October 17, 1989 at approximately 5:04 pm Pacific Standard Time, the San Andreas Fault shifted and a massive earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay Area. Called the Loma Prieta Earthquake, it ...

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    Video: Biker lowsides on Mulholland, gives CHP an excuse
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    How not to ride your Kawasaki - Click above to view the video after the jump
    We all know the crap-your-pants sensation that comes along with seeing one of the boys in blue when you're doing something you shouldn't. It's usually accompanied by a phobia-like aversion of the throttle and an over ...

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    CHP report seemingly sides with Sikes on case of the Runaway Prius
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    In reality, the California Highway Patrol isn't taking sides with anyone regarding the recent speeding Prius of Jim Sikes. But the CHP doesn't see any reason to doubt Sikes' version of events that led to his hybrid reaching speeds of around 90 miles per hour, apparently unable to bring the ...

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    Video: San Diego 'runaway Prius' has media buzzing
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    Runaway Prius in San Diego – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Both the second- and third-generation Prius are part of Toyota's massive recall – the former for floormat problems, the latter for braking issues – but a new incident from California has the automaker ...

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    REPORT: Toyota execs deny cover-up after feds rebuke automaker over runaway car investigation
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    Remember Toyota's massive 3.8 million unit unintended acceleration recall that was attributed to pesky floor mats? It appears defective floor mats doesn't tell the whole story, as the Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration declared in a statement that ...

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    Top Gear draws fire for 'glorifying' 210 MPH ticket. Only it's a fake. [w/VIDEO]
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    Top Gear talks Bugatti speeding ticket – click above to watch video after the jump
    ESPN sports columnist Bill Simmons proposed a 72-hour reportage moratorium for the web – that way, news could be vetted before was broadcast to the entire universe. Had that been in effect, the story of ...

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    VIDEO: Car-Parazzi kids go nuts at CHP Run
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    Click above to view videoWe wrote about the Car-Parazzi kids a while back when they were discovered by Jay Leno and became web celebs overnight. This team of young teens is possessed with some insane energy and skill. Still young and unjaded, they have tons of opportunities to feed their passion in ...

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    Stolen T-Bird recovered after three decades
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    In 1976, the Palo Alto, California owner of a 1956 Ford Thunderbird had his car stolen from him. In an unwitting stroke of fortune, he still lives not far from where his baby was taken. This week, he got a call -- thirty-one years later -- that his 51-year-old car has been found in Southern ...

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    Motor4Toys holiday toy drive this Sunday, 12/3/06
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    If you happen to be in the Los Angeles area (as is half the Autoblog team this week while covering the LA Auto Show), mark your calendar if you haven't already, for the annual Motor4Toys charity toy drive. The Motor4Toys event will be held this Sunday, December 3, so if you haven't signed up yet, ...

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