CHP to intensify patrols for holiday weekend campaign

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CHP officer Florez writes a ticket for a motorist who failed to properly yield the right of way for CHP undercover officers serving as pedestrians using a crosswalk at the intersection of Winchester and Benton Roads. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The California Highway Patrol will ramp up operations on highways, freeways and roads throughout Riverside County beginning tonight and continuing through the Memorial Day weekend to snare drunken and other unsafe drivers as part of a statewide campaign. Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, the CHP will initiate its holiday weekend "maximum enforcement period," during which all available officers hit the streets to catch impaired motorists, as well as other traffic violators. The crackdown will conclude at 11:59 p.m. Monday. Officers from the Beaumont, Blythe, Indio, Riverside and Temecula CHP stations will be involved. CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray said seatbelt safety will be a priority, as the agency completes a weeks-long "Click It or Ticket" campaign sponsored by the Nationa
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