Drunken driving arrests were up in the Bay Area over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, with one fatality, California Highway Patrol officers reported.
From 12 CHP Bay Area command areas 251 DUI arrests were reported, compared to 190 arrests during the same time period last year. Arrests were recorded from Friday at 6 p.m. through Monday at midnight, CHP Officer Hector Baiza said.
In some Bay Area counties arrests were up this year, such as in Santa Clara County. Santa Clara County sheriff's Sgt. Rich Sung said 141 people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs compared to 94 DUI arrests in 2010.