DUI checkpoint nets four arrests in Grass Valley | TheUnion.com

DUI checkpoint nets four arrests in Grass Valley

An officer checks the driver of a vehicle during a DUI checkpoint over the weekend.
California Highway Patrol |

As part of the California Highway Patrol Maximum Enforcement Period over the Labor Day weekend, the Grass Valley office operated a DUI patrol and checkpoint operation on Saturday evening, from 6 p.m. to approximately midnight.

In the local jurisdiction, there were four DUI arrests made by CHP officers during the period, one of which resulted from a traffic collision. This is a slight increase from three DUI arrests in 2013, said CHP spokesman Greg Tassone.

Statewide, during the period between 6 p.m. on Friday and 11:59 p.m. Monday, there were 49 people killed in collisions on California roadways. Approximately 52 percent of the vehicle occupants killed within CHP jurisdiction were not wearing a seat belt.

In addition, there were 1,166 arrests by CHP officers for driving under the influence statewide during the period. This was a decrease of approximately 4 percent from 2013.

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