Former "CHiPs" star Erik Estrada -- who played one of the most famous CHP officers of all time -- is back in action ... this time, with a warning to L.A. drivers ... about "CARMAGEDDON."
Sources tell TMZ, Erik will be filming the PSA next week -- telling L.A. drivers how to avoid the massive 3-day closure of the 405 freeway from July 15th-July 18th ... a closure that is sure to paralyze the entire L.A. area.
Erik -- a real-life reserve officer -- tells us, he's always happy to help out his fellow cops ... "When law enforcement asks for help, the answer is always yes."
Way to go, Ponch.
'CHiPs' Star Erik Estrada
6/24/2011 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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