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DUI arrests down over Christmas, New Year’s

January 3, 2014

CHP officers conduct a DUI investigation during the New Year’s Maximum Enforcement Period. Photo courtesy Bridgeport CHP

Local offices of the California Highway Patrol saw “a tremendous decrease” in the amount of arrests made for driving under the influence this holiday season.
According to Officer Dennis Cleland, public information officer with the Bishop CHP Office, the Inland Division recorded zero fatalities and eight DUI arrests from Christmas to New Year’s – down from the 15 made in 2012.
One DUI arrest was made by the Bishop office during the Christmas Maximum Enforcement Period, compared to two made between Christmas and New Year’s last year.
The Bridgeport CHP Office made two DUI arrests during the New Year’s MEP, down from three arrests in 2012, while the Mojave office similarly went from 10 DUI arrests last year to five in 2013.
According to Cleland, the decrease can be attributed to two primary factors.
Read more in the Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

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