CHP initiates three-day crackdown of unsafe drivers tonight

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - An end-of-year crackdown targeting drunken and drug-impaired drivers in Riverside County will get underway Friday, Dec. 31. The California Highway Patrol will initiate its New Year's ``maximum enforcement period'' at 6 p.m., when all available officers deploy to catch impaired motorists, speeders and other traffic violators. The enforcement campaign will continue until late Sunday night. Officers from the Riverside, Beaumont, Blythe, Indio and Temecula CHP stations will be on Inland Empire freeways, highways and unincorporated roads, looking to identify and stop suspects. ``Heading into the New Year, the mission of the CHP is unchanged to provide the highest level of safety, service and security,'' CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray said. ``Together, with the public's commitm
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