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Despite Bar Closures DUI Arrests Unchanged

Although Thanksgiving weekend travel may be curtailed by pandemic, the Highway Patrol is still enacting the Maximum Enforcement Period, starting Wednesday evening. And even though traffic may be lighter, officers remind drivers that it’s not an invitation to speed to your destination. And despite more bar closures, Officer Mike Steele says he hasn’t noticed any notable decline in DUI arrests…

click to listen to Officer Steele

A year ago, statewide, the CHP made 867 for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs…

click to listen to Officer Steele

42 people died on California highways a year ago, with 11 not wearing seat belts. The Maximum Enforcement Period starts at 6pm Wednesday, and continues until midnight on Sunday.

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