Thinking of drinking and driving this holiday weekend? The CHP will get you if you don’t watch out.
The California Highway Patrol is conducting a Maximum Enforcement Period through Sunday night targeting drunken driving and other unsafe traffic practices on California roadways.
The enforcement period began at 6 p.m. Thursday and will end at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Sgt. Melissa Hammond of the California Highway Patrol said.
“You can expect the maximum number of officers deployed in the field looking for intoxicated drivers and primary collision factors such as speeding, following too closely and unsafe lane changes,” Hammond said. “During the holiday, you want to appoint a designated driver.
“Being a little tipsy is still considered intoxicated,” she said. “And we’re expecting rain over the weekend. Drive safely to avoid hydroplaning.”
—City News Service
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