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CHP arrests 26 in San Diego County for alleged drunk driving during Labor Day weekend

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Posted at 2:24 PM, Sep 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-06 17:24:20-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The California Highway Patrol is reporting no fatalities and 26 drunk driving arrests in San Diego County for the Labor Day weekend period of 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Sunday.

Last year for the same period, there were 40 DUI arrests and no fatalities in the county, according to the CHP.

Across California, the CHP reported 551 DUI arrests and 18 fatalities for the same period. Last year, they reported 717 DUI arrests and 11 fatalities.

The DUI arrests are only those made by CHP officers, while fatality statistics are for all law enforcement agencies.

Statewide, 13 vehicle occupants were killed in CHP jurisdiction, six without safety belts. There were four motorcyclists killed in CHP jurisdiction, one without a helmet.

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