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CHP makes 1,000+ DUI arrests during Labor Day weekend

27 people were killed in crashes
Posted at 3:54 PM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 18:54:25-04

More than 1,000 DUI arrests were made in California over Labor Day weekend.

The California Highway Patrol is releasing statistics from its Maximum Enforcement Period, which began Friday at 6 p.m. and ended at midnight Monday.

Officers say statewide, there were 1,078 arrests made for driving under the influence and 21 crashes that left 27 people dead.

In the CHP's Coastal Division, which runs from Santa Cruz to Moorpark, only one fatal crash occurred, which claimed the lives of three people Monday afternoon near Paso Robles.

The Coastal Division made 106 arrests for DUI.

The numbers are similar to those from 2018, where statewide, 1,084 arrests were made for DUI and 22 were killed in crashes.