CHP to Begin Maximum Enforcement Period for the Holidays

KFI AM 640 Radio reported on their website on Thursday that the California Highway Patrol has announced their annual “maximum enforcement period” for the Christmas holiday weekend will begin on Friday, December 24, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.

In a statement, California Highway Patrol Commissioner Amanda Ray said that the maximum enforcement period or MEP will focus on catching and citing motorists driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving without a license, speeding, and other traffic violations.

“Our goal is the same as yours,” Commissioner Ray said, “to make certain that you arrive safely at your destination. From our family to yours, we wish you all a safe and happy holiday.”

This comes as officials announced earlier this week that the number of crashes resulting in injury or death involving a DUI motorist had risen sharply over the past two months. 

The CHP said that officers arrested 573 motorists on suspicion of driving under the influence at this time last year.

The Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and other city and state law enforcement agencies have also announced they will be stepping up enforcement against DUI drivers over the weekend.  

Maximum enforcement periods for all state and municipal agencies across California and the U.S. are expected to continue until after the New Year.

On behalf of the attorneys and members of our firm, we would like to extend our sincere wish for you and yours to have a safe and joyous holiday.

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