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Fourth of July DUI arrests up from last year

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Since Wednesday evening, California Highway Patrol officers in San Diego County arrested 46 suspected drunken driving suspects, nine more than during the same period over the Fourth of July holiday last year.

Law enforcement officers throughout San Diego County said no one was killed in a vehicle crash in either year's reporting period. Authorities reported nine fatalities elsewhere in the state this year, the same amount as last year, according to the CHP.

CHP officers said the maximum-enforcement reporting period will be longer this year because it will include the weekend.

Statewide, 564 suspected drunken drivers were arrested on freeways and on roads in unincorporated areas between 6:01 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Friday, compared to 479 suspected DUI arrests last year, according to the CHP.

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