SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The CHP had a busy holiday weekend on California roads.
In a statement issued by the CHP Headquarters Monday night, based on preliminary numbers, officers made 891 DUI arrests during what they’re calling a “maximum enforcement period”, which started Friday at 6 p.m.
Along with arrests, 15 people were killed on California roads falling under the CHP’s jurisdiction.
The CHP’s Maximum Enforcement Period continues through 11:59 p.m. tonight to assist motorists and stop dangerous drivers. Keep safety in mind as you travel home. Since 6 p.m. Friday, 15 people have been killed in CHP’s jurisdiction, and officers have made 891 DUI arrests.
— CHP Headquarters (@CHP_HQ) May 31, 2022
Arrests and fatalities were down this year compared to Memorial Day weekend 2021 when officers made 979 arrests and 35 people died in crashes. During that weekend, 63 percent of all of those killed were not wearing seatbelts, the CHP says.