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Please Don’t Drink and Drive

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District Attorney Michael Ramos joined local officials and business owners in the City of Redlands today to warn against the dangers of drinking and driving and to announce a new program aimed at offering free or reduced transportation to bar and restaurant patrons in need of a safe ride home.

I would like to commend Hangar 24 and all the participating business owners for spearheading this project, which ultimately has the goal of offering a safe alternative to those who might otherwise feel compelled to drink and drive,” District Attorney Michael Ramos said.

The Responsible Redlands Safe Rides Home Program will be available from December 20 through New Year’s Day, each night from 8pm to 2am. (See attached for specific details.) During this same 12-day period last year, the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office filed 460 DUI-related cases across the county. Of this amount, 15 involved death or serious injury. In the last year, 7,337 DUI-related cases have been filed. Of this amount, 269 cases involved death or serious injury.

Costs associated with the free or reduced cab rides will be covered by the following businesses: Romano’s, Eureka Burger, Royal Falconer, The Boiler Room, Gourmet Pizza Kitchen, Redlands Underground, Flamingo, Lounge 22, the Hangar 24 Tasting Room, the Hangar 24 Craft Brewery and the Redlands Cab Company.

SAFE-RIDE-PROGRAM“Driving under the influence is one of the most preventable of crimes. In our office, we prefer prevention far more than prosecution, but it starts with a choice,” District Attorney Ramos said. “When someone chooses to get behind the wheel after drinking, it can be a dangerous and costly decision. Not only can it lead to getting into an accident and injuring or killing yourself or others, but it can cost up to $10,000 with fines and higher insurance premiums. While Hangar 24 and their local partners are teaming up to make their city a safer place this holiday season, I encourage every citizen in the county to play it smart and drink responsibly. Not just during the holidays, but every day.”

Hugo Valdez has been providing news coverage for Victor Valley News Group since 2012, and has been a resident of Victorville for over 30 years. He enjoys utilizing the VVNG.com platform to create a more informed and connected community. Hugo can be reached by email at Hugo@vvng.com

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At least 3 killed, 3 airlifted in 15 freeway crash near Baker

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BAKER, Calif. (VVNG.com) – At least three people have been confirmed killed, and three others were airlifted from a crash that shut down a stretch of 15 freeway Saturday evening.

It happened just after 7 p.m. on the northbound I-15 near Baker after an SUV crashed into the back of a semi truck and caught fire.

When firefighters arrived on scene they located the vehicle fully involved in fire with an unknown amount occupants still trapped inside.

Scanner traffic indicated that the fire quickly spread from the SUV to the semi truck, which was described as a 53-foot general cargo truck loaded with clothing.

Scanner traffic also indicated that three helicopters landed on the freeway to transport a 15-year-old, a child, and the child’s mother to Las Vegas University Medical Center.

In all, 1 person sustained critical injuries, 3 others sustained moderate injuries, and at least 3 people were pronounced deceased onscene with a possible fourth person still in the wreckage, scanner traffic reported.

Firefighters had a knock-down of the fire at about 9:45 p.m.

The identification of the deceased is not expected to be released until next-of-kin has been notified.

Officers from the CHP Barstow Station are handling the investigation into the cause of the accident.

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Motorcycle crash shuts down 15 Freeway in Hesperia

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HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A motorcycle crash briefly shut down the 15 freeway Saturday afternoon in Hesperia.

The crash was reported at 6:10 p.m., August 8th, 2020, on the northbound 15 Freeway between Oak Hill Road and Ranchero Road.

According to the California Highway Patrol incident logs, a motorcycle rider was struck by a vehicle.

The impact sent the bike into the right hand shoulder of northbound 15 freeway and the rider into the center divider.

CHP logs reported that at least 8 motorcycles pulled into the center divider while 15-20 motorcycle riders stopped in lanes of traffic after the crash.

Northbound and southbound traffic of the 15 freeway was briefly stopped while a helicopter landed on scene.

The motorcycle rider was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center in critical condition.

There were no other injuries reported. The freeway was reopened at 6:45 p.m.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation. This is a developing story with no further details currently available.

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Man arrested for the murder of his 30-year-old son in Victorville

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Deputies responded to a shooting in the 16700 block of Yucca Ave. (Hugo C. Valdez, VVNG.com)

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A 49-year-old Victorville man was arrested for the murder of his son, officials said.

At about 10:00 PM on Friday, August 7, 2020, deputies responded to the 16700 block Yucca Avenue regarding to 911 calls of gunshots heard near an apartment complex, officials said.

Deputies from the Victorville Police Department arrived and detained a male, identified as Clyde Buschbaum Sr., outside of the complex.

Deputies quickly located an unresponsive male victim, outside of the apartment, suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim, identified as Clyde Buschbaum Jr., was pronounced deceased at the scene, officials said.

Homicide Detectives responded to conduct the investigation and determined there was an altercation between Clyde Jr. and his father, Clyde Sr.

“At some point during the altercation, Clyde Sr. shot and killed his son outside of the apartment,” stated sheriff’s officials.

Clyde Buschbaum Sr. was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for murder.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Michelle Del Rio, Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or www.wetip.com

Clyde Buschbaum Sr., 49, was arrested for the murder of his son in Victorville. (Hugo C. Valdez, VVNG.com)
Clyde Buschbaum Sr., 49, was arrested for the murder of his son in Victorville. (Hugo C. Valdez, VVNG.com)

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