A California Highway Patrol officer issues a citation. Courtesy CHP

Local California Highway Patrol officials said Sunday that they arrested 40 people on suspicion of driving under the influence during Labor Day weekend.

There were no fatalities in San Diego County reported by the CHP during the period between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Sunday.

In California, there were 11 fatalities, including seven car occupants, six without safety belts, that occurred during the same period. Patrols made 717 DUI arrests, according to an agency press release.

Two pedestrians died in CHP jurisdictions.

Last year, 60 people were arrested in San Diego County for driving under the influence during the same Labor Day weekend time period. There were no fatalities.

In California last year, there were 685 DUI arrests and 14 fatalities.

The CHP investigates all crashes on freeways and on all roads in unincorporated areas.

– City News Service

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