Memorial Day Weekend DUI Arrests Down

By Christina London
|  Monday, May 27, 2013  |  Updated 9:00 PM PDT
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Memorial Day Weekend DUI Arrests Down

NBC 7 San Diego

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California Highway Patrol officers made fewer DUI arrests this Memorial Day weekend in both San Diego and in the state of California.

In San Diego County, the CHP reports arresting 55 people for DUI between Friday night and Monday morning. That’s compared to 58 arrests last year.

Statewide, the number of DUI arrests dropped from 1,161 in 2012 to 1,133 in 2013, according to the CHP.

There was an increase in fatalities on California freeways. 15 drivers, passengers and motorcyclists were killed this weekend, compared to 11 the same weekend last year, according to the CHP.

There were no freeway fatalities in San Diego County.
 

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