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CHP Reports No Local Fatalities Over Holiday Weekend

Sacramento, CA — CHP says highway fatalities over the holiday weekend were significantly down from last year statewide.

Officials say that may be due to the number of drivers who decided to stay home because of the surging price of gas.

CHP says 21 people died on the state´s highways between Friday night and Monday morning. Officials say 37 died during the same period last year.

A statewide total of 1320 DUI arrests were made compared to 1438 last year.

Officer Brad Schultz with the local CHP office says there were five DUI arrests made in the local area and 19 accidents.

He says there were no fatalities, however an incident on Highway 120 involving an alleged drunk driver resulted in an Arizona woman being transported to Sonora Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.