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CHP stats show less DUI arrests and fatalities this year

Thursday, December 26th, 2013
Issue 52, Volume 17.

SAN DIEGO - Christmas holiday statistics reported by the California Highway Patrol revealed the number of arrests for suspicion of driving under the influence statewide and countywide were both down markedly compared to last year.

Fatalities decreased statewide, but were higher in San Diego County compared with 2012, according to the CHP.

For the Christmas holiday period which started at 6:01 p.m. Christmas Eve and ended at 11:59 p.m. Christmas Day, there were 700 arrests for suspicion Advertisement
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of DUI and 15 fatalities reported statewide in 2012 and 221 arrests and five fatalities for the same period in 2013.

In San Diego County, there were 28 arrests for suspicion of DUI and no casualties last year, compared to 12 arrests and two casualties this year.

DUI arrests include only those made by CHP officers. Fatalities reported are from all law enforcement agencies.

The CHP investigates all crashes on freeways and all roads in unincorporated areas.



Comment Profile ImageMe
Comment #1 | Saturday, Dec 28, 2013 at 4:21 pm
Meanwhile..."driving while texting" is at an all-time high....and nobody is doing a thing about it.

I have ZERO incidents of DUI drivers nearly hitting me in 35 years....but THREE texters nearly sideswiping me in just the last month...just on I-15 between Gopher Canyon & Deer Springs....

But all police worry about are the DUI's.

You get just as dead being hit by a texters as you do by a DUI....but at least most DUI'ers are trying to pay attention to the road...the texters don't care.
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Comment #2 | Sunday, Dec 29, 2013 at 6:31 pm
wait tell you have the pot smokers, because they can be high and still drive fine, everyone thinks its ok safer than drinking
Comment Profile ImageRay (the real one)
Comment #3 | Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 2:37 pm
The price of beer and malt liquor went up 15% priced out of people with minimum wage jobs......

Ay carumba....

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