CALIFORNIA, USA — As of Friday, eight people have died and more than 300 have been arrested on DUI charges since CHP started their Thanksgiving maximum enforcement period.

The 314 DUIs and eight deaths happened in CHP jurisdiction within the first 30 hours of the enforcement effort, which began at 6:01 p.m. on Nov. 27.

The enforcement period will be continuing through the weekend. 

Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel weekends in the country, and CHP says it has also been of the deadliest holidays on the roadway.

CHP says 59 people died in crashes during the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday weekend in California. In terms of DUIs, CHP also made 931 arrests during that  same 2018 holiday weekend. 

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