CHP: No fatalities during the month of August

LANCASTER – California Highway Patrol Captain Steve Urrea told the Lancaster Criminal Justice Commission Wednesday that there were absolutely no fatalities in the CHP coverage area during the month of August.

Injury collisions are also down, as well as property damage only collisions, he said. Injuries were down from nine in July to two in August, while DUI arrests were down from 89 in July to 63 in August.

Urrea said the CHP was focusing on distracted drivers from September 5 through September 19. He said officers would be looking for anything from cell phone usage to drivers looking for songs on their IPod.

“Being distracted means not doing what you’re supposed to be doing,” he said.

Urrea said 27 citations were issued for distracted driving on Tuesday alone. He also said the CHP was planning more DUI checkpoints for the month of September.

The latest monthly crime statistics for the City of Lancaster were also presented at the meeting by Senior Criminal Justice Analyst Jim Kobolt. For the complete breakdown of crime statistics for the City of Lancaster for the period of August 7 to September 2011, click here .

  1 comment for “CHP: No fatalities during the month of August

  1. September 15, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I saw a group of people holding up signs a few days back that said “Don’t text and drive” and the cell phone in a circle with a line through it and I almost ran into the car in front of me. Luckily none of the girls were good looking because I was able to turn forward and slam on the brakes just in time.

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