100 DUI Arrests Over 4th of July: CHP

By Monica Garske
|  Sunday, Jul 7, 2013  |  Updated 12:42 PM PDT
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100 DUI Arrests Over 4th of July: CHP

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The California Highway Patrol made 100 DUI-related arrests across San Diego County over the 4th of July holiday weekend, officials said.

According to the CHP, this holiday weekend 100 drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in San Diego between 6:01 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Sunday.

That’s 63 more DUI arrests than last year's count, which totaled 37, although the 4th of July holiday period for 2013 is longer than in 2012, the CHP said.

Statewide, CHP officials arrested 1,431 suspected DUI drivers. In 2012, CHP officials made 479 DUI arrests across California over the 4th of July holiday.

There was one DUI-related fatality in CHP jurisdictions in San Diego County this year and 29 statewide.

Meanwhile, as Independence Day celebrations continued into the holiday weekend, the Encinitas Sheriff’s Station conducted their own DUI checkpoint in the 1800 block of South Coast Highway 101.

In an overnight checkpoint from Friday to Saturday, deputies screened 767 vehicles and arrested two drivers on suspicion of DUI. One more person was arrested for being drunk in public.

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