A spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol has indicated that arrests over the Memorial Day Weekend for driving under the influence in California were lower than last year.
Across the state, CHP officers charged 1,301 motorists with drunk driving in California. Last year the total was 1,449. Arrests for DUI in Los Angeles County were down, while Sacramento DUI and San Francisco DUI incidents were higher.
It was speculated that the figures were influenced by an increased awareness of the dangers of driving while intoxicated and reduced driving due to high gas prices. CHP says that the Memorial Day Weekend traditionally is not the biggest holiday for drinking and driving. July 4th is reportedly worse, and New Year