CHP to Crack Down on DUIs

Monday, Aug 26, 2013  |  Updated 9:55 PM PDT
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CHP to Crack Down on DUIs

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The California Highway Patrol announced Monday it will conduct its last maximum enforcement period of the summer from 6 p.m. Friday through 11:59 p.m. on Labor Day.

All available officers will be on patrol, with an emphasis on removing impaired drivers from the highways.

"Through our education and enforcement efforts over the holiday, we are hoping to save lives and reduce the number of people injured and killed on California roadways," CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said. "Do not let your guard down just because summer is coming to an end. Drive defensively and always wear your seat belt."

During last year's Labor Day maximum enforcement period, 35 people died on California streets and highway. Many of those killed were not wearing seat belts, according to the CHP.

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