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3 people killed, 491 arrested for DUI in California during New Year's enforcement period

The California Highway Patrol broke down their numbers that officers arrested a driver for DUI charges "every four minutes" over the holiday enforcement period.
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According to CHP, 60,000 people were arrested for DUI in California in 2018.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Highway Patrol's [CHP] Maximum Enforcement Period began at 6:01 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 6:01 p.m. and lasted for 30 hours. During that time, CHP officers arrested 491 for DUIs, while at least three people died in car collisions. 

With these numbers, CHP said it was like arresting an impaired driver every four minutes. 

Rhonda Campbell, who is a victim services specialist with Mothers Against drunk Driving, said 47% of traffic deaths on New Year's Eve had been historically due to a drunken driver. 



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