CHP’s Fourth of July weekend `Maximum Enforcement’ campaign continues

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) - California Highway Patrol officers made 291 arrests throughout the state for impaired driving on the first night of the maximum enforcement period, which runs during the Independence Day holiday weekend.The period began at 6:01 p.m. Friday and continues until 11:59 p.m. on Monday. The CHP will deploy extra patrol officers as part of the enforcement period.In addition to speeding violations, officers will be on the lookout for distracted and aggressive drivers, and motorists suspected of driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.The CHP reminded motorists that driving too fast is illegal and the leading cause of traffic fatalities."Give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination,'' CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray said. "Speeding not onl
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