California Highway Patrol. Photo by Chris Stone
A California Highway Patrol cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

To open Labor Day weekend, the California Highway Patrol arrested nearly 300 drivers on state highways on suspicion of DUI.

The CHP announced the arrests of the 288 drivers via Twitter.

Meanwhile, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department plans increased local patrols over the weekend.

During last year’s Labor Day weekend, 111 drivers were arrested in the county for DUI, sheriff’s officials said.

So far this year, 4,450 drivers have been arrested across the county on suspicion of impaired driving.

Funding for the county’s Labor Day weekend patrols was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

City News Service