A man who worked in an auto plant but was laid off when imported cars were preferred takes his frustrations out on all imported cars. Ponch has been working at the Special Olympics and the boy he's working with is sad that his father doesn't seem to show any interest. So Ponch goes to see him and when he says something hurtful, his son runs away. And a friend of Bobby's who's a motorcycle daredevil is about to try and dangerous stunt.
A robot is visiting the CHP to show that it could be helpful to their work and so far it does but for some reason every time he goes near something electrical it shorts out. Ponch is dealing with a couple of girls who go around on bikes and pursuing anyone who is speeding. He suspects that one of them has a personal reason for what she is doing.
Ponch goes home to meet his girlfriend. But when he gets there, two men grab him and hold him at gun point. One of the men is someone he and Bobby busted now he wants to get back at both of them. So he tells Ponch to call Bobby to come over but Ponch refuses until his girlfriend arrives.
While trying to find some car thieves, the team gets a lead that takes them to a local high school. Ponch knows the shop teacher at the school, a car thief, whom he busted and who's on parole. Ponch goes to see him and asks him to keep his eyes open but the guy thinks that Ponch is singling him out. They send Bruce to the school, undercover and gets close to a girl who knows the ones they're looking for.
After Ponch is injured in a car chase, he is assigned to the Brat Patrol, an individualistic group of rag-tag kids who don't know what it means to be a team. Cadet Nelson and Officer Linahan investigate dope dealers in a neighborhood.