Pre-Christmas DUI Arrests Up Slightly From Last Year

CHP officers arrest 41 drivers for suspicion of DUI during the first 36 hours of the Christmas weekend.

DUI arrests by the Highway Patrol during the holiday weekend are up slightly from last year in Orange County, and one fatality has been reported on roadways from 6 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Sunday.

Statewide, 15 people have been killed in crashes during the same time span, compared with five last year, according to the CHP. One of those killed was a motorcyclist riding without a helmet, and eight were traveling in vehicles unrestrained by a seat belt, according to the CHP.

CHP officers have arrested 41 drivers for suspicion of DUI in Orange County as of Sunday morning, compared with 40 last year. Those numbers do not include arrests made by other law-enforcement agencies. Last year, no fatalities were reported on county roadways during the first 36 hours of the Christmas holiday.

DUI arrests by CHP officers across California are down slightly from last year, with 700 drivers detained so far this year, compared with 710 in 2011.   

In San Diego County, 28 drivers have been arrested for suspicion of DUI and no fatalities have been reported.

Lil-Marty December 25, 2012 at 04:54 AM
Charles, I wonder what would happen to you if I met you in a dark alley! Lil Marty Leisure World
artie..a.k.a arthur short December 25, 2012 at 04:21 PM
NO kidding big f00t dave!!! marty...if you met charles in a dark alley ...u wood prolli karate chop the shizzle outta his left shin ..thats your signature move!! ...& he wood go down faster than Lance bass in a gay bar!!!
JustUs December 25, 2012 at 04:56 PM
"Finally if police posted themselves, which they occasionally do, outside of restaurants and bars then its considered entrapment by law enforcement not to mention harrasment to the business." That's absurd. Phil Drachman. The police did not make the man drink, stagger from the bar, get into his vehicle, key the ignition and drive away. That is no more entrapment than the police surveilling a bank and waiting for a robber to exit with a bag of cash. If that is considered 'entrapment' then forcing hundreds of innocent citizens to pull to the side of the road for a forced police interrogation and search is CERTAINLY a form of entrapment for those who are caught in the net. This is my point. The cities really don't care about saving lives when they could do it MOST efficiently and effectively by having their police forces surveil bars around closing time and watching for potential killers as they stagger from the bars to their cars to get inside their 3 ton weapons and drive from the parking lots. You must admit. I make perfect rational and logical sense. It's just that some have been so brainwashed that they accept any line of BS thrown at them. Either that, or they are actually in on it (gov officials, cops, legislators, bar owners, etc...) and know the truth, yet opt to deny it in honor of that almighty dollar bill that is losing it's value considerably as we chat. :)
Frank Mockery December 26, 2012 at 05:50 AM
If you see Peter Herzog on the road dial 911 !!!
Lil-Marty December 27, 2012 at 01:35 AM
Charles, where are you? Lil Marty


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