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Going to Grandma’s house for Christmas? The CHP will be watching.

Starting at 6 p.m. Friday and continuing through midnight Sunday, the CHP is beefing up its patrols in the state, including on the North Coast, to watch for DUI suspects and drivers violating traffic laws.

“The holiday season is all about having good times with family and friends and about sharing and giving,” CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said in a statement. “We want to make sure everyone enjoys their festivities and, therefore, our goal is to ensure you and your loved ones arrive at your destination safely.”

As a result, the CHP is putting extra officers on patrol 24 hours a day, including Christmas, to focus on DUI and traffic violations, while other officers will take handle other assignments, such as stolen cars, stranded motorists, collisions and suspicious incidents, said Officer Jon Sloat, spokesman for the Sonoma County CHP.

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