ANTELOPE VALLEY – California Highway Patrol officers arrested 14 people in the Antelope Valley for suspected drunk driving over the Labor Day weekend (8/31-9/3/12), authorities said.
During that time period, there were 18 traffic collisions in the Antelope Valley, three of which were DUI-related, the CHP reports. There were traffic-related fatalities on Saturday (read more here) and Sunday (read more here).
The three-day holiday – from 6 p.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Monday –was a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) for the CHP.
In Los Angeles County, CHP officers arrested 259 people on suspicion of drunken driving; and statewide, the CHP reported 960 DUI arrests.