April 23, 2024
A California Freeway Patrol cruiser. Photograph by Chris Stone

The California Freeway Patrol will probably be intensifying its operations within the San Diego space for 3 days beginning Friday as a part of its annual efforts to get intoxicated motorists off the county’s roadways over the Labor Day weekend.

The vacation “most enforcement interval” is scheduled to run from 6 p.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Monday, the state company suggested.

“Alcohol- and drug-impaired driving continues to be a number one explanation for site visitors fatalities and accidents,” CHP Commissioner Sean Duryee mentioned. “An impaired driver behind the wheel places themselves and everybody on the street in nice hazard. … We are going to deploy all obtainable personnel to make sure the very best stage of security for everybody touring.”

Along with preserving a eager look ahead to intoxicated motorists, CHP officers will probably be looking out for speeders, distracted drivers and different site visitors scofflaws who imperil others on native freeways and rural roads.

In the course of the comparable interval final yr, the Freeway Patrol made greater than 900 arrests for DUI and issued practically 5,700 dashing citations statewide, in response to CHP public affairs.

–Metropolis Information Service