CHP: No roadway deaths in first 48 hours of long holiday weekend - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

CHP: No roadway deaths in first 48 hours of long holiday weekend

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - There were 54 arrests for suspicion of drunken driving but no deaths on roads patrolled by the California Highway Patrol in San Diego County in the first 48 hours of the Thanksgiving holiday.

There were two deaths and 52 arrests for suspicion of drunken driving on San Diego County roads patrolled by the California Highway Patrol during the same period last year.

Statewide, there were 809 arrests for suspicion of drunken driving and 11 deaths, according to the CHP. There were 813 arrests for suspicion of drunken driving and 17 deaths during the same time period last year.

Increased driving under the influence patrols will continue throughout the holiday weekend, according to the CHP.

The CHP investigates crashes on all freeways in San Diego County and all roads in unincorporated areas.

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