Driver collides with Eureka police chief's patrol car

Full story: Eureka Times Standard

Eureka Police Chief Garr Nielsen was involved in a minor traffic accident Monday afternoon.

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Hippycrits

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May 18, 2010
 
LOL!!!! 20yo from arcata going the wrong way down a one way street. Probably sampled her "perscription" before driving.
Jay Koster

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May 18, 2010
 
Actually, it didn't say anything about her going the wrong way (thought it was the impression I got at first).
It appears she simply turned left from the right lane, crossing the left lane of traffic to do so (and subsequently intersecting the front end of the Chief's car).
I've seen this all the time downtown, though usually the story of "I didn't know" seemed to be cooked up at the scene. Still, giving her the benefit of the doubt, she could be a student new to the area, looking into her classes for next semester.
I wonder if she was cited?
ArcataScum

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#3
May 18, 2010
 
Should have issued a Ticket for: A)Living In Arcata - B)Driving without a brain.
Hamilton

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#4
May 18, 2010
 
How about some history on the offending driver? Bet there's more that isn't being told.
Seth

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May 18, 2010
 
Congratulations!
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May 18, 2010
 
Hippycrits wrote:
LOL!!!! 20yo from arcata going the wrong way down a one way street. Probably sampled her "perscription" before driving.
If you didn't drink your breakfast... maybe your reading comprehension would be a little better!
Dee Dee Dee

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#7
May 18, 2010
 
If the chief knew anything about defensive driving this wouldn't have happened. Anyone else remember the chief's accident in Santa Rosa? The T-S published a picture of that one. What about this chief driving his patrol car to Oregon on personal trips? This man is a liability. If he worked for a private company he wouldn't be allowed on the road.
Dee Dee Dee

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May 18, 2010
 
My appologies, that was in San Mateo...

http://www.times-standard.com/ci_10343177...
Kitty

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May 18, 2010
 
When did a simple car accident make the newspaper? No injuries. No property damage. Just because it was the police chief? Come on T-S....you're really hurting for good stories, aren't you?
ekarider

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#10
May 18, 2010
 
This a common occurrence in Eureka, just a couple of weeks ago, a driver from Australia pulled the same maneuver on one of my co-workers, causing a similar collision.
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May 18, 2010
 
my questions are:

1. Did other officers respond as backup?

2. Did they taser her?

3. Did they beat crap out of her?

4. Will the chief claim injuries?

5. Will the chief go out on enhanced peace officer disability?
6. Was she booked for assualt on a peace officer?

7. Was she booked for assualt with a deadly weapon?
JenniferT

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May 18, 2010
 
Hippycrits wrote:
LOL!!!! 20yo from arcata going the wrong way down a one way street. Probably sampled her "perscription" before driving.
YOU are a sad little excuse, arent you?
just a reader

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May 18, 2010
 
I was worried it was Tawnie Hansen.
Anon

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May 18, 2010
 
At least he is out in the field
covering caps not sitting behind a desk like
most bureaucrats. There arent enought cops in this town so I welcome a chief who gets out in our neighborhoods.
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#15
May 18, 2010
 
top cop was not very safe driver .
DIRT DEVIL

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May 18, 2010
 
Middle-of-the-road wrote:
my questions are:
1. Did other officers respond as backup?
2. Did they taser her?
3. Did they beat crap out of her?
4. Will the chief claim injuries?
5. Will the chief go out on enhanced peace officer disability?
6. Was she booked for assualt on a peace officer?
7. Was she booked for assualt with a deadly weapon?
Answer is: There is only one word for you. STOOPID
Anon

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May 18, 2010
 
Koalabear2525 wrote:
top cop was not very safe driver .
what's not safe about travelling the speed limit and having another driver turn into your path?
total tc count

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May 19, 2010
 
If I am not mistaken, that is the third or fourth crash in a official vehicle. I am guessing that is public record if someone wants to verify.

Perhaps those Chargers field of vision isn't what it should be.
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#19
May 19, 2010
 
I bet she was either talking or texting on her cell phone.
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May 19, 2010
 
Cletus Van Damme wrote:
Perhaps if the Chief had not had a dispatcher face down in his lap and his pants around his knees he would have been able to react and avoid a collision. Last time he had a crash he was "texting". Still can't see a problem?
Ahhhhhhhh, she pulled in front of him, right?

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