You can’t say I didn’t warn you. Law enforcement took to the streets in full force with checkpoints and saturation patrols throughout California over this past Labor Day weekend. The DUI statistics recently released by the California Highway Patrol confirmed as much.
According to CHP, 2,017 people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in California in the first 2½ days of the Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, it was also reported that 30 people died in traffic-related collisions over the same period.
On Los Angeles County roads patrolled by the CHP, two people were killed in traffic-related collisions and 382 were arrested on suspicion of a California DUI from 6 p.m. on Friday evening to 6 a.m. Monday morning.
During the same period last year, 10 people were killed in traffic-related collisions. However, this year saw 11 less DUI arrests in Los Angeles County than last year during the same period which had 393 DUI arrests.
CHP also reported that San Diego County had 64 people arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence by Labor Day Monday. San Diego saw no traffic-related deaths over this year’s holiday weekend, down from two deaths last year.