CV Sheriff’s Station Ramps Up Patrols of Angeles Crest Highway

Photo courtesy Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station
Todd Deeds, Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station captain, had more deputies patrolling Angeles Crest Highway last weekend after residents expressed concern regarding speedy drivers. The station issued a total of 36 citations.

The Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station took action and deployed more resources to patrol Angeles Crest Highway after hearing from the Public Works and Traffic Commission and the La Cañada Flintridge community.
Deputies issued 36 citations last weekend, 26 of which were for speeding. Several drivers cited were reportedly going over 70 mph in a 45-mph zone.
“We’re going to keep up with our efforts on Angeles Crest Highway,” CV Station Capt. Todd Deeds said Wednesday. “We realize the problem has gotten worse over time and we’re going to be proactive in our enforcement in the months to come.”
Residents and city commissioners expressed concerns in a meeting on Jan. 20 and claimed they have heard drivers racing on the highway. However, Deeds said he had not seen or heard any races in La Cañada.
Speeding down the highway isn’t the only concern, according to Deeds. Deputies also wrote 10 citations for drivers using their cellphones while driving.
“That’s a huge concern because we hear all the time about horrific accidents because people were distracted and texting,” he said. “That is why we are enforcing those laws. Please obey the traffic laws and be mindful of everyone else around you.”

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