43 Arrested on DUI Charges in County as Holiday Weekend Continues

The figure was down from 51 in the same Friday-Sunday period a year ago, CHP reports.

California Highway Patrol officers in San Diego County arrested 43 suspected drunken drivers between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Sunday, down from 51 drunken driving arrests made during the same time period last year, officials said.

Statewide, CHP officers made 845 suspected drunken driving arrests so far over the Memorial Day weekend, according to CHP Officer Jesse Udovich.

Last year, 897 drunken driving arrests were made, he said.

Law enforcement agencies statewide also reported fewer fatalities than last year. Five vehicle occupants were killed this year compared to six during
the same time period in 2011, Udovich said.

No fatalities were reported either year in San Diego County, Udovich said.

In Orange County, CHP officers made more suspected drunken driving arrests this year than last, Udovich said. Officers arrested 44 drivers who were allegedly under the influence this year compared with 35 during the same time period in 2011, he said.

—City News Service

Mark May 28, 2012 at 07:42 PM
I wish we could catch drunk drivers every day. They don't seem to care of the damage they do to the families of the victims they kill. We should have a mandatory prison sentence of minimum of five years for anybody caught driving over legal limit. Then and only then will they stop killing other people because of her selfishness.
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