Memorial Day weekend DUI arrests up over last year

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Ninety-two suspected drunken drivers were arrested on
San Diego County's highways and freeways over the Memorial Day weekend,
compared to 68 during the same time period last year, the California Highway
Patrol announced Wednesday.

The arrests were made between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Monday,
according to CHP Officer Tommy Doerr.

Statewide, CHP officers made 1,266 suspected drunken driving arrests
over the holiday weekend, down from the 1,305 arrests made during the same time
period last year, he said in a statement.

Also, there were 35 fatalities across the state from Friday night
through Monday compared to 25 in the same time period last year. Doerr said
none of those were in San Diego County.

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