SAN DIEGO (CNS) - One person was killed locally, and 59 people were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving on roads patrolled by the California Highway Patrol in San Diego County in the first 60 hours of the Thanksgiving holiday.
The death came from a one-vehicle accident at around 4:20 a.m. today on southbound Interstate 5 just south of Basilone Road, but a CHP dispatcher said further details about the crash were not available.
Last year, there was one death and 58 arrests for suspicion of drunken driving on San Diego County roads patrolled by the CHP during the same 60-hour period last year.
Statewide, there have been 975 arrests for suspicion of drunken driving and 11 deaths, according to the CHP. There were 904 arrests for suspicion of drunken driving and 18 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. The agency's drunken driving arrest total does not include arrests made by local police agencies.
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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer met with the Mexican foreign affairs secretary Thursday to discuss ways to improve economic prosperity and infrastructure, a spokeswoman said.
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