Washington State Patrol

[8/2/19] WSP Hiring Patrol Officers

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If you’ve ever been interested in a career in law enforcement, the Washington State Patrol is currently recruiting for its January cadet class. Trooper John Bryant with the WSP says they are looking to fill up to 60 positions at the academy after its most recent class graduated in July. Those attending the academy can […]

[7/9/19] SUMMER TRAFFIC

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As we near the mid summer season, most of North Central Washington has seen a tremendous increase in traffic congestion as vacationers, tourist and travelers fill the roadways. Jeff Anderson, Washington State Patrol Public Information Officer encourages patience: To report an aggressive driver dial #77 from your cell phone, or if you feel in danger […]

[6/20/19] WSP Distracted Driving

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Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers will conduct a statewide emphasis on distracted driving from Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23. In Washington State drivers are prohibited from using a personal electronic device while operating a motor vehicle on a public highway— which includes when stopped in traffic or at a traffic light. Personal electronic […]

[1/30/18] Chelan County Sheriff’s Deputy U-Turn Gone Bad

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The collision occurred at about 1:30 pm Saturday afternoon near the Big Y in Peshastin. No one was injured and the investigation is ongoing.

[1/24/18] Warning Period For New Distracted Driving Law Is Over – Replaced With $136 Ticket

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Since the law took effect on July 23, 2017– state troopers have issued 6,475 distracted driving warnings statewide — and now, the warnings will be replaced with a ticket.

[12/12/17] Washington State Patrol Trooper Rear-Ended By Impaired Driver Near Omak

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The accident investigation determined 18-year old Dakota Simpson was under the influence of cannabis and a depressant.