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California DUI arrests more than triple over July 4, CHP says

Posted at 12:49 PM, Jul 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-07 15:51:40-04

(KGTV) -- DUI arrests and fatalities rose significantly statewide over Fourth of July weekend, according to the California Highway Patrol.

According to the agency, 1204 people were arrested for DUI this Fourth of July. In 2018, 389 people were arrested.

The number of DUI-related deaths also saw an increase. This year, 24 people died in DUI-related incidents compared to 17 in 2018.

In San Diego County, 81 people were arrested over the July 4 holiday. In 2018, 34 people were arrested over the same weekend.

The data was taken between Wednesday, July 3 at 6:01 p.m. through Sunday, July 7 at 6 a.m.