DUI arrests down so far this Labor Day Weekend, reports CHP

Sunday, Sept. 1—

DUI arrests made by the California Highway Patrol and vehicle-related fatalities in San Diego County were both down this year compared to last year during the 36-hour period beginning at 6 p.m. on the Friday before Labor Day, CHP reported this afternoon.

The CHP made 34 arrests in the county during that period this year, down from 46 during the same period last year. One person was killed during that 36-hour period this year, compared to two last year.

The 38-year-old San Diego man who was killed this year was not wearing a seat belt when he lost control of the Jeep he was driving while transitioning from Interstate 15 to Interstate 805, San Diego polic reported.

Statewide, the number of fatalities went up, with 14 people reported killed in California during that period this year, as compared with 11 last year.

DUI arrests were only those made by CHP officers. Fatalities reported were from all law enforcement agencies.

—City News Service

   
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