STOCKTON (CBS13) – A California Highway Patrol officer has reached a milestone that will hopefully make drunk drivers think twice before getting behind the wheel.
Sunday night, Stockton-area Officer Lopez was out on DUI patrol when he pulled over a vehicle.READ MORE: Ring Videos Show Creepy Encounters By Man At Home of Sacramento Mother And Her Children
Officer Lopez suspected the driver was drunk. That driver was soon arrested.
With that, Officer Lopez has now notched 100 DUI arrests for 2019.READ MORE: 'I Thank God': More California Churches To Offer Vaccines In Effort To Reach Underserved Communities
CHP says the milestone is quite the feat, as officers usually average only half of that number – depending on the location and time of day.
Grant funding from the Regional Campaigns Against Impaired Drivers is putting more officers on the road to help combat drunk motorists, CHP says.MORE NEWS: 'A Trend That Won't Go Away': Sacramento City Leaders Consider Permanent Plans For Street Dining