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CHP: 27 DUI arrests made during July 4th weekend max enforcement

California Highway Patrol
Posted at 10:55 AM, Jul 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-07 16:57:20-04

(KERO) — The California Highway Patrol said 27 people suspected of DUI were arrested in the Kern County area during a maximum enforcement period over the July 4th weekend. CHP said the agency also didn't investigate any deadly crashes during the weekend.

The maximum enforcement period started shortly after 6 p.m Friday and ran through just before midnight Monday.

Nearly 1,000 people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence statewide, said CHP. 44 people died statewide as a result of traffic collisions in CHP jurisdiction, according to the law enforcement.

In addition to speeding violations, officers were on the lookout for distracted and aggressive drivers, and motorists suspected of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.