Sacto 9-1-1
August 26, 2013
CHP on lookout for drunk drivers over holiday enforcement period

Labor Day marks the last hurrah for many summer enthusiasts, but the California Highway Patrol wants to make sure it's a celebration that ends safely.

The CHP is targeting drunk driving during a "maximum enforcement period" that ends at the close of Labor Day. During that time, "all available CHP officers" will be tasked with keeping an eye out for impaired drivers, a news release states.

During the same period last year, 35 people died in collisions in California. Many victims were not wearing seat belts. Also during that time, the CHP made more than 1,300 arrests for driving under the influence, the release states.

Anyone who suspects a drunk driver on the roadway is asked to call 911.

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