CHP’s 30-hour Christmas crackdown begins tomorrow

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - California Highway Patrol officers in the Inland Empire will deploy in strength Tuesday night and through Wednesday for the agency's annual Christmastime crackdown on drunken and drug-impaired drivers. The Christmas holiday "maximum enforcement period" will get underway at 6 p.m. Tuesday and continue until late Wednesday night. All available officers will deploy during the MEP to catch DUI suspects, speeders and other traffic violators. During last year's Christmastime enforcement campaign, the CHP arrested 1,166 people statewide for DUI, compared to 917 arrests the year before. "Our goal at the CHP is for everyone to get home safe," CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley said. "When a person chooses to drink and drive, it not only puts their safety at risk, but it enda
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