The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office recently held a two day advanced OHV training specifically for the Sheriff’s OHV Patrol and Enforcement Detail. OHV patrol duties participated in classroom education as well hands-on instruction techniques for towing and recovering OHV’s that are stuck or inoperable. The class wrapped up with an OHV patrol through the Coyote Flats area and an exercise on safely maneuvering OHVs through difficult terrain. The Inyo County Sheriff’s OHV Enforcement Detail is made possible through the CA State Department of Parks and Recreation OHV Division grant opportunities.
This afternoon Bishop Union High School students (along with the assistance from Inyo County Probation Department, California Highway Patrol, Bishop Police Department, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, Bishop Volunteer Fire Department and Symons Ambulance Services) participated in the Every 15 Minutes Program. The program is tailored specifically to high school students (juniors and seniors), with an overarching goal of creating a very real-life enactment of the effects of drinking and driving.
This year the demonstration involved a two vehicle collision. CHP conducted a DUI investigation on the suspect, while other agencies assisted with medical treatment on the victims and traffic control. Two students were critically injured resulting in one being flown out by CHP helicopter and another pronounced dead at the scene. The performance was a sobering reminder that drinking and driving do not mix. Great job to all involved!