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CHP releases Thanksgiving holiday DUI stats

The California Highway Patrol says fatal accidents were up this Thanksgiving weekend over last year and DUI arrests were about the same.

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The California Highway Patrol says fatal accidents were up this Thanksgiving weekend over last year and DUI arrests were about the same.

Police arrested 44 drivers on suspicion of DUI between 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and 6:00 a.m. Saturday.

That's down slightly from 45 arrests during the same period last year.

There have been two fatalities on our local freeways. Last year, there weren't any.

Statewide there have been 618 DUI arrests and 14 deaths.