CHP Reports No Fatalities On Interstate 80 In State Over 8-Day Span

credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California Highway Patrol officers met their goal of zero fatal accidents on Interstate 80 over an eight-day period.

Between July 24 and Wednesday, officers reported a total of zero fatal accidents or fatalities on Interstate 80 in California.

The effort was part of a nationwide program, called the I-80 Challenge, to prevent deaths on the interstate, which runs 2,900 miles from California to New Jersey.  During the eight-day span, only two fatalities were reported on Interstate 80. One was in Ohio and the other in Nebraska.

During the enforcement period, CHP officers reported the following statistics along Interstate 80 in California:

Collisions 134
Arrests 89
Citations 2,349
Warnings 1,037
DUI arrests 74
Drug arrests 5
Drugs seized 376
Cash seized $9,700

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