The California Highway Patrol announced that as they continue the Independence Day Maximum Enforcement Period through Sunday, as of 6:00 am Friday, 12 people have died on California Roads including 2 pedestrians.
CHP also reported they have made 589 DUI arrests.
CHP says officers will continue to be on the lookout for drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs.
Impaired driving does not just mean alcohol. It is also illegal to drive while impaired by drugs, regardless if they are legal or illegal. Have a plan. If you are going to drink, designate a sober driver, use a taxi, or use a ride-share service.
If hosting an event, have plenty of non-alcoholic choices available. Be responsible, stop serving alcohol before the end of your party, and remind guests to have a plan to get home safely.
During the Independence Day MEP in 2018, which was one and a quarter days, at least 18 people were killed in collisions on California roads. Within CHP jurisdiction, four vehicle occupants who died were not wearing seat belts. The CHP also made 389 arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs during last year’s Independence Day MEP.