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The CHP is stepping up its patrols this New Year’s weekend.

Starting at 6 p.m. Friday and continuing through midnight Sunday, extra officers will be out statewide, including on the North Coast, to watch for DUI suspects and drivers violating traffic laws.

The CHP had similar extra patrols during Christmas weekend that resulted in 658 DUI arrests statewide, down from 1,104 in Christmas 2009. For the Bay Area, DUI arrests were 115 this year compared to 195 last year.

Traffic deaths were way down this year: 4 statewide compared to 22 a year ago, the CHP said.

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  1. salvador Reveles

    What to start off the new year with a DUI – Drink and drive fools.

    December 29th, 2010 7:56 am

  2. Dave

    Have a safe and Happy New Year to all. Get a sober designated driver, take a bus, a cab or simply stay in. Let’s kick off the new year in style…

    December 29th, 2010 9:01 am

  3. Robert

    How many DUI arrests are made on average during a non-holiday weekend?

    December 30th, 2010 8:02 am

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