ANTELOPE VALLEY – The California Highway Patrol will be deploying all available officers for their Maximum Enforcement Period during the New Year’s holiday weekend, which began at 6 p.m. Friday and continues until midnight on Tuesday, January 1, 2013.
During this Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP), officers will be out in force cracking down on impaired drivers and other law breakers.
“Hopefully with the presence of additional officers on the roadway during the holiday season, everyone will arrive safely at their destination,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow in a news release.
CHP’s most recent maximum enforcement effort was conducted over the Christmas holiday period, which ran from Friday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. to Tuesday, Dec. 25 at 11:59 p.m.
During this period, 39 people were killed in collisions in CHP jurisdictions. CHP officers arrested 1,170 drivers for DUI statewide and 277 people for DUI in Los Angeles County.
In the Antelope Valley area, CHP officers arrested 17 drivers for DUI during the Christmas holiday period, officials said.
The following is a list of only those alleged DUI drivers that were arrested by CHP officers and booked into the Lancaster or Palmdale Sheriff’s Stations during the Christmas holiday maximum enforcement period:
Ronald Ray Ziegler Jr., 32, Male, White of Lancaster
Arrested 2:20 a.m., on 12-21-2012 at Avenue K15 east of 10th St West
Jonathan Howard Fritz, 40, Male, White of Canoga Park
Arrested 9:34 p.m., on 12-21-2012 at SR SR14 north of Crown Valley
Jonathan Herrera, 26, Male, Hispanic of Lancaster
Arrested 2:05 a.m., on 12-22-2012 at 30th St West north of Ave L
Rogelio Casillas, 45, Male, Hispanic of Lancaster
Arrested 5:25 p.m., on 12-22-2012 at 20th St E and Ave H8, Lancaster
Lorena Leonor Quinones, 53, Female, Hispanic of Lancaster
Arrested 7:25 p.m., on 12-22-2012 at 27th St E and Ave J, Lancaster
Eric Williams, 50, Male, Black of Lancaster
Arrested 11:56 p.m., on 12-22-2012 at NB SR 14 Avenue K off ramp
Curtis Mahipono Alexander, 25, Male, Other race of Lancaster
Arrested 12:20 a.m., on 12-24-2012 20th St West at Ave J
Nicholas Ruiz, 22, Male, White of Lancaster
Arrested 2:22 a.m., on 12-24-2012 at 10th St West north of Lancaster Blvd
Heather Elizabeth Bryce, 30, Female, White of El Cajon, CA
Arrested 11:10 p.m., on 12-24-2012 at 170th St E Palmdale
Miguel Bernalcobo, 23, Male, Hispanic of Lancaster
Arrested 12:59 a.m., on 12-25-2012 at 836 West Avenue H4
Joseph Lewis, 50, Male, Black of Los Angeles
Arrested 2:05 p.m., on 12-25-2012 at Sierra Hwy north of Barrels Spring
Vincent Phillip Campbell, 35, Male, White of Canyon Country
Arrested 11:45 p.m., on 12-25-2012 at Avenue N east of 20th St West