THE LATEST DUI NEWS IN CALIFORNIA
THANKSGIVING 2019 - LATEST FIGURES FROM THE CHP
According to the CHP, 867 people were arrested on suspicion of DUI during the holiday weekend and tragically 42 people died on California roadways according to the CHP.
The DUI arrests came during the CHP's the maximum enforcement period, which lasted from 6 p.m. Wednesday until 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
"At least 42 people were killed in a collision in CA during the Thanksgiving Maximum Enforcement Period. Sadly, during the 102-hour MEP, approximately 41% of the vehicle occupants killed within CHP jurisdiction were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash," the CHP said in a statement.
High Visibility Enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug-impaired crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized proactive DUI operations are conducted routinely.