Holiday DUI’s down from last year

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – 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
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.

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