CHP makes 22 DUI arrests over New Year's weekend


No fatalities were reported during the period that began 6 p.m. on December 29 and lasted until 11:59 on January 1.

The Santa Rosa Area CHP made 22 DUI arrests over the New Year's weekend.

There were zero DUI related serious or fatal crashes the entire weekend.

State troopers arrested 284 people for driving under the influence during the three-day New Year's holiday from Saturday through Monday, authorities announced Wednesday.

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

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Statewide DUI arrests also saw a spike from 767 to 936 during this past weekend's MEP.

In addition to the arrests, officers responded to two collisions, according to a news release.

The notice reported a "Maximum Enforcement Period", or MEP, from 6:01 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017, to 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 1, 2018. 1,221 people were stopped for speeding, and 225 people for seat belt violations.

Royce says troopers are seeing more people drinking responsibly by having a sober friend or a ride-sharing service take them home.