CHP says fatalities, arrests down from last Thanksgiving

The number of drivers the California Highway Patrol has arrested in the Bay Area for being under the influence during its Thanksgiving holiday crackdown is down from last year.

CHP officers arrested 137 drivers under the influence in the Bay Area, down from last year's 144, between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. today. 

There have been no fatalities in the Bay Area during the same reporting time. Last year, there had been one fatality by 6 a.m. Saturday.

Statewide, officers had arrested 904 drivers for being under the influence, down from 942 in 2008, as of this morning. 

The maximum enforcement period will run through Sunday night.
 

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