CHP reports fatal crashes, DUIs down this holiday 

Fatal crashes and DUI arrests both statewide and in the Bay Area are down from last year's Fourth of July holiday weekend.

From 6 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Sunday, the California Highway Patrol has arrested 912 drivers allegedly under the influence of alcohol or drugs statewide, down from last year's total of 1,033 drivers during the same period.

In the Bay Area, 128 drivers have been arrested by CHP officers.

Last year in the Bay Area, CHP officers arrested 139 drivers on suspicion of DUI in the same reporting period, according to the CHP.

One fatal crash has been reported in the Bay Area's CHP jurisdiction this holiday weekend, down from last year's two fatalities
during the same period. This weekend's crash occurred at about 7:20 p.m. Saturday on Interstate Highway 80 in Fairfield.

Statewide, the CHP reported 11 fatalities last year compared to this year's three in the reporting period through 6 a.m. Sunday.

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