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CHP to 'Enhance' Presence on Roads over Holiday Break

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As we approach Christmas and New Year's Eve, the state sees an uptick in collisions. Last year during the California Highway Patrol's "Christmas Enforcement Period"--that's Christmas Eve at 6 p.m. through midnight, December 27th--there were 4,000 collisions that left 37 people dead. Among those deaths, 23 were lost in alcohol-related crashes, according to the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. In addition to this year's "Christmas Enforcement Period," the CHP will engage in a similar period around New Year's Eve from Thursday, December 31 at 6 p.m. to midnight, Sunday, January 3, 2010.