Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tally for Thanksgiving California DUI arrests

California DUI criminal defense lawyers and California dui criminal defense attorneys report the number of California DUI arrests during the California Highway Patrol's maximum enforcement period this holiday weekend is down slightly from last year.

Between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. today, CHP officers arrested 202 motorists for California DUI or driving under the influence in the Bay Area, while 207 were arrested during that time period last year.

Statewide California DUI arrests are also down. The CHP is reporting 1,397 drivers have been arrested compared with 1,497 last year.

There have been two fatal collisions this year, the same amount that occurred during that time period last year.

The CHP will continue its maximum California drunk driving enforcement efforts.