In Los Angeles County, the California Highway Patrol was busy arresting
suspected drunk drivers over Christmas weekend. According to a CHP spokesman,
the CHP arrested 150 drivers in Los Angeles County on suspicion of DUI
over the holiday.
The arrests were made by the CHP during what’s known as the
maximum enforcement period, which was conducted during the Christmas holiday period, which began
Thursday and ran through Sunday.
During the same period in 2014, which lasted for one more day because of
the day of the week that Christmas fell, one person was killed in a DUI-related
incident in Los Angeles County and 132 arrests were made, according to
CHP spokesman Officer Juan Galvan.
Statewide Statistics for DUI
Over the Christmas holiday period, CHP officers made a total of 608 DUI
arrests statewide and 14 people were killed in crashes where a driver
was accused of driving under the influence, according to Galvan.
Galvan said that during the special enforcement period, they generally
increase the number of patrol officers. Any CHP officer who is available
to work the holiday, who doesn’t have the day off or a prescheduled
vacation, will be out working the road on patrol, he said.
New Year’s DUI Arrests Down in OC
While the DUI arrests were up in LA over the Christmas holiday,
DUI arrests were way down in Orange County over the New Year’s holiday weekend.
On Monday, the CHP in Orange County said that there were no fatalities
over the 2016 New Year’s holiday weekend, just as there were none
the year before.
Over the 2016 New Year’s holiday weekend, the CHP in Orange County
made 42 DUI arrest as compared to 78 during the New Year’s holiday
enforcement period in 2015.
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