CHP to begin maximum enforcement period on Christmas Eve

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The California Highway Patrol will hold a Maximum Enforcement Period on Friday, Dec. 24, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, to ensure safe driving on the highways during the holidays.

“During that time, all available officers will be on the road for enhanced enforcement and to assist any motorists or pedestrians in need of help,” the CHP said.

Last year, at least 38 people were killed in crashes in California throughout last year’s holiday enforcement period, according to the CHP. During that 78-hour period, CHP officers made 573 arrests for driving under the influence.

“The CHP will be out on California’s roadways while the public travels to join friends and family this weekend,” said CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray. “Our goal is the same as yours, to make certain you arrive safely at your destination. From our family to yours, we wish you all a safe and happy holiday.”

Photo courtesy of the CHP