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CHP Independence Day Report

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The Highway Patrol reports a busy July Fourth Holiday. Unlike last year, when Independence Day was on a Wednesday, this year’s maximum enforcement period (MEP) was much longer than 30 hours. The CHP MEP lasted from 6pm Wednesday through the weekend to late Sunday night.

Officer Michael Joslin reports his San Andreas office arrested two for DUI, had five non injury accidents, and one fatality. The fatality involved a motorcycle, that news story, “Fatal Calaveras Motorcycle Crash” is here. Last year there were no fatalities or DUI arrests.

The Sonora area CHP reports ten arrests for driving under the influence during the maximum enforcement period. There were no fatalities in the Tuolumne county area.

Statewide, CHP officials arrested 1,431 suspected DUI drivers.