Woman arrested in death of Paso CHP officer

June 29, 2010

An Atascadero woman has been arrested in connection with Sunday’s death of a California Highway Patrol officer. [Tribune]

Kaylee Weisenberg, 22, remains in County Jail on a bail of $56,500 after being released from Twin Cities Hospital in Templeton where she was treated for minor injuries following the accident.

Officer Brett Oswald, 47, was killed Sunday around 6:30 p.m. while waiting on the side of the road for an abandoned car to be towed.

Weisenberg was driving a Toyota Corolla northbound on South River Road in Paso Robles. She turned a corner at high speed near Spanish Camp Road and lost control of her car. Her car slammed into Oswald’s parked vehicle, pushing it forward to where it struck Oswald.

Weisenberg was arrested on charges of felony vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and driving on a suspended license.

A memorial service for Oswald is being planned for Friday at the Paso Robles Events Center.

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It will be interesting when the tox. tests come in. I feel the bail SHOULD have been MUCH higher. This low life has quite a “history”, this probably was NOT the first time she drove with a suspended license, just the FIRST TIME SHE WAS CAUGHT. So tragic that it had to end in this manner for this wonderful CHP OFFICER. Frankly, I’m disgusted with people making excuses for this ditzy low life person, who has no regard for anyone, other than herself. Condolences to the family of this wonderful man.

I would like to know who owns the car she was driving. If its not her car then there should be another person behind bars with her, the individual that would let her drive a car without a license. Must have been a reason she had a suspended license. Hell anyone can get and keep a license. It takes a lot of work to lose the privilege to drive. (unfortunately)

As with all law enforcement, they don’t get paid for what they do. They get paid for what they might have to do. To lose a family member, partner or a friend in this profession, I will say that they are NOT overpaid.

Probably should be higher bail, considering the charges. What a tragedy.

Well now I guess that facts have come to light and this young ladies behavior has caught up with her.

It explains why the bail is $56,500.00, a bail that high was not set for just a parking ticket…

It almost sounds as if she should not have been driving at all and maybe her bail should have reflected that?

I think you might be right. It takes 10 day’s to get the blood work results.