CHP made 57 DUI arrests during the Christmas holiday period

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Three fatalities and nearly five dozen DUI arrests were recorded in San Diego County during the California Highway Patrol’s Christmas holiday enforcement period, largely unchanged from last year, the agency reported today.

During the period between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Christmas night, CHP officers arrested 57 people in the county on suspicion of driving while impaired, up from 56 DUI arrests in the same period last year. The same number of deaths were reported in the region during the holiday period last year.

Statewide, CHP officers arrested 1,166 people for suspected DUI violations from Friday night through late Tuesday night, up from 917 in 2017.

The number of traffic fatalities statewide totaled 47, up sharply from 27 last year, according to CHP statistics.