MyNewsLA reports that officials with the California Highway Patrol announced that it would be conducting maximum enforcement operations in the greater Los Angeles area and across California.
The law enforcement agency announced that the 54-hour operation would begin on Friday, December 23, at 6:01 p.m. and through the weekend until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 26.
All available CHP officers will be on duty and will target motorists suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding, or other traffic violations.
According to California Highway Patrol Commissioner Amanda Ray, the CHP is anticipating high traffic volumes, especially with impending storms across much of the U.S.
“The CHP wants you to slow down, buckle up, and never drive impaired,” Commander Ray said. “Give yourself extra time to get to your destinations, make sure your vehicles are fueled up and properly equipped for your travels, and most of all, designate a sober driver.”
California State traffic data shows that 28 people were killed in crashes across California during the 2021 Christmas Weekend enforcement period. Also, during that 54-hour enforcement period, the CHP made 341 arrests of motorists driving under the influence and issued some 1,151 citations for speeding violations. The CHP also issued 16 citations for occupants who were not wearing seatbelts.
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