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45 people arrested by CHP in Bakersfield area for DUI over Memorial Day Weekend

Posted at 7:16 AM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 17:24:48-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — 45 people were arrested by the California Highway Patrol for driving under the influence in the Bakersfield area over Memorial Day Weekend.

The Bakersfield Area CHP held a Maximum Enforcement Period to patrol for traffic violations, specifically seat belt violations, and distracted or impaired drivers.

As of Sunday afternoon, CHP reported 741 DUI arrests statewide during the first 30 hours of Memorial Day weekend, but the total for the full three-days could end up being much higher.

The Bakersfield Area CHP investigated zero fatalities this holiday weekend.