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Labor Day Weekend DUI Arrests, Fatalities Higher This Year

The numbers for the first 60 hours are up compared to last year.

The number of drivers arrested for DUI on California highways during the first 60 hours of the Labor Day weekend is up from last year, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Statewide, CHP officers have made 1,399 DUI arrests, compared to 1,360 last year. The numbers for San Diego County are also up, with 84 DUI arrests this year and 72 last year. Orange County has seen a rise as well, with 77 arrests this year, up from 51 in 2010. There have been no roadway fatalities in either county, according to the CHP.  

The reporting period began Friday at 6 p.m. and ended Monday at 6 a.m. The arrest figures only reflect arrests made by CHP officers; they don’t include arrests by other law-enforcement agencies.

During the same time period, 16 people have been killed in traffic accidents in California this year, according to the CHP. There were 11 fatalities in the same time period last year. Those numbers include all law-enforcement agencies in the state.

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