SAN DIEGO (CNS) - With the Labor Day weekend winding down, the California Highway Patrol reported arrests for suspicion of driving under the influence were up, but that fatalities were down countywide this year compared to last.
Between Friday, Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday, there were 72 DUI arrests reported this year compared to 57 in 2013. There were no fatalities this year during the same period. In 2013 there were two fatalities.
Statewide DUI arrests declined this year to 1,043, down from 1,092 in 2013. There was one less fatality, 23, contrasted with 24 last year.
Throughout California this Labor Day holiday, 21 vehicle occupants were killed in the CHP's jurisdiction. Twelve of those victims were not wearing safety belts. Three motorcyclists were also killed throughout the CHP's jurisdiction. They were all wearing helmets.
DUI arrests in the report were only made by CHP officers. Fatalities reported were for all law enforcement agencies.
The CHP investigates all crashes on freeways and on all roads in unincorporated areas.