State Police make fewer DUI arrests this New Year's holiday

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And as we reported over the weekend, there was one fatal accident reported late Saturday afternoon in Wood County.

The week prior over the Christmas weekend there were 14 arrests, said CHP spokesman Jon Sloat. No fatalities were reported during the period that began 6 p.m. on December 29 and lasted until 11:59 on January 1.

The total is a decrease from 2017, when 328 DUI arrests were made during the same holiday driving period.

At least 29 people died in California in collisions throughout the state over the New Year's weekend a year ago, according to the CHP. There were three fatal crashes past year that resulted in four fatalities.

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"All available personnel will be on duty".

Additionally, CHP responded to five collisions. 1,221 people were stopped for speeding, and 225 people for seat belt violations. Statewide, 936 DUI arrests were made, up from 767 DUI arrests in 2016. "Driving under the influence of cannabis and other drugs remains illegal", added Acting Commissioner Stanley.

Royce says troopers are seeing more people drinking responsibly by having a sober friend or a ride-sharing service take them home.