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CHP reports rise in DUIs over Labor Day weekend

Original post made on Sep 7, 2011

The California Highway Patrol has reported more DUIs over the Labor Day weekend compared to last year, but fewer fatalities this year in the Bay Area.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 8:54 AM

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Posted by A-Question-For-The-CHP
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 7, 2011 at 10:14 am

> Statewide DUI arrests and fatalities were up over the long weekend.

> Twenty-two people were killed in CHP jurisdictions, compared to 16 in
> 2010. This year, 19 of the people killed were not wearing seatbelts.
> One motorcyclist was killed, as was a pedestrian, CHP officials said.

Hmmm .. so how many of those killed over the long weekend were drunk?

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Posted by way too many
a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Sep 7, 2011 at 10:42 am

Hundreds of DUI arrests in just our county. And that is not counting the ones that got away. Our roads are way too dangerous. How many of those 22 fatalities were innocent people that were killed by drunk drivers?

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 7, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

How many of those DUIs were caught by roadblocks? Isn't it about time that practice be abandoned and the patrollers put back on the street where they belong?

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