CHP officers conducting three-day anti-DUI crackdown

California Highway Patrol, Temecula Area Officer and Public Information Officer Mike Lassig stands in front of a vehicle destroyed in a drunken driving crash that he had placed at the Temecula Promenade. Jeff Pack photo
RIVERSIDE (CNS) - An end-of-year crackdown targeting drunken and drug- impaired drivers in Riverside County and around the state is underway today and will continue into next week.The California Highway Patrol initiated its New Year's "maximum enforcement period" at 6 p.m. Friday, when all available officers deploy to catch impaired motorists, speeders and other traffic violators. The campaign will continue until late Monday night.Officers from the Riverside, Blythe, Indio, San Gorgonio Pass and Temecula CHP stations will be on Inland Empire freeways, highways and unincorporated roads, looking to identify and stop suspects."Every year, people's lives are impacted forever by making the decision to get behind the wheel while under the influence," CHP Commissioner Amanda
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