Friday, August 31, 2007

DUI Cops Target I-5, to San Diego California

California drunk driving lawyer / San Diego California DUI attorney news:

Labor Day update

California Highway Patrol Commissioner Mike Brown will patrol Interstate Highway 5 between Woodland and San Diego as part of the CHP's maximum enforcement effort over the Labor Day weekend.

The CHP said the top brass of the state police in Oregon and Washington will follow suit as part of a "Stay Alive on I-5" enforcement campaign.

Eighteen people died within 24 hours on California roads during the Fourth of July holiday, the CHP said, and the maximum enforcement this weekend is geared to ending the summer on a more positive note.

Last year 46 people died in collisions during the Labor Day weekend and 1,749 people were arrested for California DUI, the CHP said.

Napa CHP Capt. Mark Rasmussen said Commissioner Brown will have plenty of company over the weekend.

"He will be joined by up to 80 percent of all uniformed personnel from 6 p.m. on Friday through midnight on Monday," Rasmussen said.

There were no fatal crashed in the CHP's Napa jurisdiction last year during the Labor Day weekend, but 16 people were arrested for DUI, Officer Jaret Paulson said.