One fatality, 12 DUI arrests reported for labor day weekend by Temecula CHP office

One fatality and 12 drunken driving arrests were reported during the Labor Day weekend on the roads of eastern Riverside County, a spokesman said today.

California Highway Patrol officers were out in force from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. today in areas covered by the CHP’s station in Temecula which include the Ortega Highway, Highway 79 and Interstate 215, CHP spokesman Robert Catano said.

Statistics for areas covered by the Indio CHP won’t be available until Monday, a dispatcher said.

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