Monday, September 1, 2008

CHP REPORTS MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT DUI STATS for CALIFORNIA

California dui criminal defense lawyers at www.SanDiegoDrunkDrivingAttorney.net report CHP REPORTS MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT DUI STATS

The California Highway Patrol reported an increase in DUI arrests and a "dramatic" decrease in traffic deaths in the state during the first night of the Labor Day weekend.

CHP officers arrested 483 drivers for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol during the period from 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday. That number is up from 2007, when 406 drivers were arrested for DUI during the first night of the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Statewide traffic deaths have decreased, according to the CHP. Three people were killed in traffic-related incidents this year between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Saturday, down compared to the nine that were killed during the same period last year.

During the 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday period in the Bay Area, 70 drivers have been arrested for DUI and there have been no traffic deaths reported.