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It was a busy day for California Highway Patrol officers

Posted at 10:21 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 01:21:03-04

It was a busy day for the California Highway Patrol across the state. According to the CHP Santa Ana, officers from 10 different stations stretching from San Diego County to Kern County issued 356 citations in just three hours.

According to a Facebook post, along with those citations officers also gave 94 verbal and written warnings.

Of the 356 citations, 14 were for drivers going over 100 miles per hour. CHP said the Oceanside station "came in with the big fish," issuing a 119 MPH citation.

CHP wants to remind drivers that although the freeways may be empty at this time, this is no excuse for speeding. "Many find it easy to exceed the speed limit. However, speeding greatly increases the risk of causing a crash that results in serious injury or death."