CHP: 973 DUI arrests, 21 deaths on Memorial Day weekend so far

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) — It’s been a very busy Memorial Day weekend for the California Highway Patrol, with officers making nearly 1,000 DUI arrests so far.

As of Monday, the CHP has made 973 DUI arrests, Lt. Jathan Castaneda told KCRA. They’ve also investigated 17 deadly crashes in which a total of 21 people lost their lives.

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The CHP’s Valley Division, which encompasses the greater Sacramento area, has seen 96 DUI arrests and two deadly crashes.

CHP started its maximum enforcement period Friday afternoonand it ends at 11:59 p.m. Monday.

“There’s no excuse for driving impaired. Stay Put. Call a cab or ride share (company.) Arrange for a sober driver in advance. Stop putting your life and the lives of innocent people at risk,” CHP Headquarters tweeted.

This story originally appeared on KCRA.

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