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An enthusiast Christmas story: Salinas, California resident Lynda Alsip bought a 1967 Ford Mustang in 1984 when she was 17 years old, but it was stolen from her two years later. This year, the California Highway Patrol reunited her with her first car after a man tried to register it at the DMV.

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In early July, a video of Marlene Pinnock being struck repeatedly by a patrolman on the side of a Los Angeles Interstate stirred allegations of police brutally against the California Highway Patrol. Pinnock was reportedly walking in traffic on the freeway when a CHP officer responded to the scene. According to police, she resisted arrest, and a passing motorist filmed a portion of the ensuing altercation that left the woman in the hospital. The video subsequently went viral.

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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. Reports indicate that the officer had asked the firefighter to move his fire engine from the No. 1 lane on southbound I-805, and he refused.

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Police are looking for the SUV that caused the crash

‚ÄčA California woman survived a fiery crash thanks to the kindness of strangers.

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The victim says the driver was yelling racist slurs

This video shows how ugly people can be toward other drivers. Driver and Reddit user affirmationuncertain was the victim of racist-tinged road rage on the freeways outside of Los Angeles this weekend, and he caught it all on camera.

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Just one month after a limo fire killed 5 people.

Another frightening limousine fire in California, only this time the car was full of elderly women. Elain Lofchie was celebrating her 90th birthday with six friends and three caregivers when the 2008 Lincoln Town car stretch limo they were sitting in caught fire.

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A truck driver threatened a commuter with lead pipe, threw something at his car

This video serves as a startling reminder that road rage can escalate quickly into a life threatening situation. In a incident that spanned three freeways in Huntington Beach, Calif., a big rig driver threw something at Richard Brun, a commuter heading down the 605 freeway.

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Under new limit drunk driving would be at .05 BAC

Earlier this week, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended the drunk-driving limit be lowered from .08 to .05 blood alcohol content. To test the new limit, News 10 reporter Suzanne Phan drank two beers in 20 minutes. Here's what happened.

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A California woman manages to pull over after finding a large snake in her car

A California woman gets an unwelcome surprise slithering around her leg while driving down the freeway

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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.

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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 be rolling in the Ford Explorer starting this fall.

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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 it to an auction or a good home, but straight to hell. Slowly. There's a one-minute video with simple instructions on how to make Lexus pepperoni after the jump.

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CHP responds to the '89 San Francisco Earthquake – Click above to watch video after the jump

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How not to ride your Kawasaki - Click above to view the video after the jump

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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 barreling vehicle to a stop. Also of note is the fact that a Border Patrol agent had also responded and was leading the Prius with its emergency lights on when the CHP officer arrived.

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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 barreling vehicle to a stop. Also of note is the fact that a Border Patrol agent had also responded and was leading the Prius with its emergency lights on when the CHP officer arrived.

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Runaway Prius in San Diego – Click above to watch the video after the jump

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Top Gear talks Bugatti speeding ticket – click above to watch video after the jump

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