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CHP Encourages A Safe Holiday Weekend

San Andreas, CA– The California Highway Patrol will have extra officers on the roadways this holiday weekend.


The Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) begins this evening at 6:00 pm and continues through 11:59 pm on Monday, July 4th.


“In addition to providing service to motorists, we’ll be focusing on removing impaired drivers from the roadway, discouraging speeders from exceeding the posted speed limit and also encouraging all motorists to buckle up,” said San Andreas CHP Officer Rebecca Myers. “These three are the primary causes of death on the roadway.”


During last year’s Independence Day MEP, 23 people were killed statewide and 1,438 arrests were made for driving under the influence.


“With many people traveling this holiday weekend, motorists can rest assured our officers will be on the lookout for those in need of assistance,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “We want you to travel safely through this great state and enjoy your weekend with friends and family.”


Written by tina.falco@mlode.com