DUI arrests made by local troopers over New Year's holiday

DUI arrests made by local troopers over New Year's holiday

DUI arrests made by local troopers over New Year's holiday

The local numbers stand in sharp contrast to the CHP's statewide statistics, which show a 22 percent increase in the number of people statewide arrested this year for DUI compared to last year.

Though there were more crashes this year, there were more fatal crashes last year.

Between Nov. 22 and January 2, Santa Rosa police made 74 DUI arrests, up from 64 in the same period previous year, said Santa Rosa Police Sgt. Summer Black. There were two fatalities in two crashes in Pennsylvania this year, according to State Police.

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CHP removed four DUI drivers from Humboldt County roads during the new year's maximum enforcement period.

During all of 2017, the San Andreas-area CHP investigated 21 traffic collisions that caused the deaths of 22 people, the news release stated. Officers wrote 41 for speeding and 23 others for causes related to failing to use a seat belt to expired registration and other violations. "Driving under the influence of cannabis and other drugs remains illegal", added Acting Commissioner Stanley. AAA also offers a safe ride program for members.

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