The California Highway Patrol (CHP) maintains an operation to identify drunk drivers or drivers under the influence of drugs during the Labor Day holiday weekend.
The CHP measures remain active not only on the roads of Los Angeles County but throughout the territory of California, in a joint patrol in coordination with the authorities of Arizona and Nevada.
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According to California Highway Patrol officials, the statewide operation concludes at 11:59 p.m. this Monday, September 4.
During the entire holiday weekend and until the operation concludes, all available officers were deployed to carry out traffic stops and verify the status of drivers, and in case of any violation of the rules, take specific enforcement actions.
“Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs remains one of the leading causes of traffic deaths and injuries. “A driver under the influence of alcohol behind the wheel puts himself and everyone on the road in great danger,” CHP Commissioner Sean Duryee told Telemundo.
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The particularity is that this year's campaign is part of an initiative in which officers from the Arizona Department of Public Safety and the Nevada Highway Patrol, with similar patrols.
“The CHP, along with our partners in Nevada and Arizona, is committed to implementing proactive measures throughout the holiday weekend. We will deploy all available personnel to ensure the highest level of safety for all who travel, Duryee stressed.
In 2022, during the maximum application period on the Labor Day holiday weekend, agency officers statewide arrested nearly 900 motorists on suspicion of driving under the influence, compared to 1,000 in 2021 during the same period.
Last year over Labor Day weekend, 52 people died due to car accidents in the Golden State, according to the California Highway Patrol.