CHP Maximum Enforcement Period Begins

The California Highway Patrol will begin it’s annual “Maximum Enforcement Period,” today through July 4th. Officers will be out in full force targeting impaired and unsafe drivers on the roadways in Lake and Mendocino Counties and across the state. Last year during the enforcement period around the Fourth of July, the CHP arrested 1,118 motorists statewide on suspicion of DUI. 35 people were killed in collisions investigated by the CHP during that time. 751 people were killed in DUI-related crashes nationwide.