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CHP on NYE: Less Fatalities, More DUI Arrests than Last Year

Holiday DUI Arrests Down, So Far
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The California Highway Patrol has released their figures following New Year's Eve and New Year's morning, and while the number of fatal accidents is lower than last year, there were more arrests made, according to an AP report published on abc7. There were "five fatal vehicle accidents" reported, which is "five fewer than last year," claiming five lives--of which one was a pregnant woman. However, the CHP "made 527 DUI arrests between New Year's evening and morning 2010, compared to 438 in 2009." Locally, the LAPD had several checkpoints set up to check for possible DUI conditions during the holiday and will continue to do so this and other weekends.

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