SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The California Highway Patrol said 491 people were arrested for a DUI over a 30-hour maximum enforcement period during the New Year’s holiday.

CHP said the number of arrests is equivalent to taking a drunk driver off the road every four minutes during the 30-hour period. CHP also said that three people died in crashes during the 30-hour period.

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The New Year’s Day Maximum Enforcement Period began on Dec. 31 at 6:01 p.m. and continued through Jan. 1 until 11:59 p.m.


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