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Deadly and busy Memorial Day weekend on roadways

CHP releases concerning new numbers on roadway incidents over the long weekend.

Posted: May 27, 2019 4:23 PM
Updated: May 27, 2019 4:25 PM

Statewide, this Memorial Day weekend has been a busy and deadly one on the roads. The CHP entered a maximum enforcement period this past Friday. Officers have been out in full force looking for distracted drivers and those impaired by drugs or alcohol.

Within the first 30 hours of the enforcement period alone, at least 18 people were killed in roadway collisions. Roughly 740 people were arrested for DUI. The grand total for the full three days of the Memorial Day weekend could end up being much higher. 

At least 8 people were killed in a crash within the first six hours of the maximum enforcement period. The numbers also show at least half of those killed on the roads over the holiday weekend were not wearing seat belts.

The CHP says if you are impaired to stay put, and call a cab or arrange for a sober driver.

The maximum enforcement period ends at midnight Monday, May 27.

Officers made over 1,000 DUI arrests in California over the Memorial Day weekend last year.

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