California Highway Patrol Officers arrested more than 1,140 people for driving under the influence over New Year’s weekend.
It was part of CHP’s maximum enforcement effort over the New Year’s weekend.
Not the best way to start the New Year…. CHP officers made more than 1,140 arrests for driving under the influence throughout the 102-hour holiday enforcement effort.
— CHP Headquarters (@CHP_HQ) January 2, 2019
Officers added at least 50 people were killed in collisions across the state. Nearly half of the people who died were not wearing seatbelts.
Last year, CHP arrested 936 people for impaired driving over the maximum enforcement period. Officers said they extended the maximum enforcement period from 72 hours to 102 hours, which may have contributed to the increase.
59 people died in DUI-related crashes over the Thanksgiving holiday enforcement period.