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Update: CHP Officers Arrest 38 Drivers in OC as New Year’s Approaches

For the California Highway Patrol, the holiday DUI-enforcement period has begun.

Updated at 12:20 p.m. Sunday

CHP officers arrested 38 drivers for suspicion of DUI in Orange County during the first 36 hours of the New Year’s holiday period, compared with 57 last year.

One person was killed on county roadways between Friday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 6 a.m., according to the CHP. There were no traffic fatalities reported in the same time frame in 2011.

The 36 DUI arrests only include those made by CHP officers and do not include arrests made by other law enforcement agencies.

Statewide, there were nine traffic fatalities from Friday night to Sunday morning, compared with 12 during the same time in 2011. CHP officers arrested 723 drivers for suspicion of DUI, compared with 932 last year.

In San Diego County, 47 drivers were arrested by the CHP for suspicion of DUI, and one person was killed in a wrong-way crash on state Route 52 in Santee that is suspected of being alcohol-related. 

JustUs January 02, 2013 at 03:04 AM
imcjl, I know you speak from ignorance so whatever you say is like water off a duck's back. Your viewpoints are due to an obvious lack of education and world history. You aren't familiar with how fascist societies get their start. You must think that one morning everyone gets out of bed and a fascist government is in power. You aren't smart enough to understand that fascism is a product of incrementalism. That is, it infects a society gradually - like the frog that gets cooked in the pot on the stove by gradually turning the burner up higher and higher. It's a shame that the public school education is so deficient in this day and age. Obviously, they teach you nothing about the US Constitution of the importance of it. And you grow up totally ignorant of how the world actually works. Too bad. But that's unfortunately what we're faced with and why the America that I knew is getting flushed down the commode. And you are helping to pull down the handle. I don't blame you. I blame ignorance. Enjoy the rest of your evening.
JustUs January 02, 2013 at 03:08 AM
Most fatal collisons are caused by drunken drivers with previous convictions of same. Most of them drink at bar and after their money runs out or the bars close their doors the drunks get into their cars and hit the roads. But obviously you don't have the grey matter to understand these simple facts or to connect the dots. Must be educated in a public school.
NerveCentro January 03, 2013 at 06:49 AM
Xenophobe hurray (JustUs)
JustUs January 03, 2013 at 07:02 AM
You probably don't even know what the word means. Somebody said it once so like a parrot you repeat it to act like you're smart. heh. :)
us marine January 03, 2013 at 04:56 PM
Just don't drink and drive. Very simple.

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