CHP makes hundreds of DUI arrests over holiday weekend

SACRAMENTO, CA. – Hundreds are arrested for driving under the influence this holiday weekend.

California Highway Patrol removed over 600 impaired drivers from state roadways, during the first thirty hours of this year’s Christmas Maximum Enforcement Period.

That’s nearly as many arrests CHP made during this time this last year, which totaled at 621.

Since Friday at 6PM, CHP officers have ramped up enforcement and been on heightened lookout for DUI drivers and those driving too fast.

Last year, 23 people died in collisions in California while traveling over the Christmas holiday.

This year’s Maximum Enforcement Period extends until 11:59 Monday.

CHP reminds you to fasten your seat belt, drive sober and pay attention to the road.

If you see an impaired driver, call 911 when you can do so safely.