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CHP makes 60 local DUI arrests during Thanksgiving holiday weekend

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - California Highway Patrol officers in San Diego County arrested 60 suspected drunken drivers this holiday weekend, as of 6 a.m. Saturday.

This year's tally was slightly higher than the same period last year, in which CHP officers made 59 suspected drunken driving arrests on freeways and in unincorporated areas, according to the CHP.

Statewide drunken driving arrests by the CHPwere down from 975 reported in 2010, to 903 this year, according to CHP data.

Two fatalities were reported in San Diego County between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m., the CHP reported.

A 46-year-old Tijuana man sustained fatal injuries when he attempted to cut across two lanes on Interstate 5 just north of the U.S.-Mexico Border about 5:10 Friday, and collided with a truck, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office and the California Highway Patrol.

An 89-year-old San Diego was killed in a collision with another car, after reportedly running a red light near Lindbergh Field on Thanksgiving, the Medical Examiner's Office reported.

Statewide, 14 fatalities were reported, including one bicyclist and a pedestrian. Nine of the vehicle occupants killed were not wearing seatbelts, the CHP reported.

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