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California Statewide DUI Arrests Up Over 2015 Christmas Weekend: CHP

 DUI arrests made during the extended Christmas holiday weekend across California were up from the previous year, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported. 

From 6 p.m. Thursday night to 6 a.m. Sunday, CHP officers across the state reported 608 DUI arrests, up from the 565 arrests made during the same time frame in 2014. Fourteen DUI-related fatalities were reported for all law enforcement agencies in 2015, as opposed to the 18 in 2014. 

In San Diego County, CHP officers reported 34 DUI arrests in 2015, the exact same number as during the same time frame in 2014. The number of fatalities linked to DUI in 2014, two, remained the same in 2015 during the same time period. 

In Orange County, 33 people have been arrested for DUI, up from the 29 in 2014. There were no fatalities in 2014 or 2015 for that time period. 

DUI arrest numbers above are those made by CHP officers; fatality numbers are for all law enforcement agencies. 

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