Holiday weekend DUI arrests up from last year

The number of Bay Area drivers the California Highway Patrol has arrested for being under the influence during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend is slightly up compared with last year.

As of 6 a.m. Sunday, CHP officers had arrested 207 drivers for DUI offenses in the Bay Area during a maximum enforcement period that began 6 p.m. Wednesday.

That number is up from the 202 drivers arrested during the same period last year, according to the CHP.

There has been one fatal crash in the Bay Area during the period, a collision that killed a family of four on Highway 37 in Sonoma County Saturday night. Last year, there had been two fatalities in the region by 6 a.m. Sunday.

Statewide, there have been 1,314 DUI arrests as of this morning, down from 1,397 in 2008.

 

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