Sunday, November 25, 2007

Holiday DUI update for California

The number of drivers arrested for allegedly California DUI driving under the influence of alcohol has increased throughout the state since 2006.

The number of fatalities has decreased, the California Highway Patrol reported today.

In the Bay Area 145 drivers were arrested between 6 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. today for allegedly California drunk driving. This is up from 133 drivers in 2006. 2 fatal collisions have been reported in the 12 CHP jurisdictions that cover the Bay Area. No fatalities were reported last year during the same period.

Throughout California 1,041 drivers have been arrested on suspicion of a California DUI - driving under the influence, and 21 people have been killed in traffic collisions during the CHP's maximum DUI enforcement period. 1,016 were arrested and 29 were killed during the same 60-hour period last year.