If you’re hitting the road this weekend, so is the CHP — in force.

Every available officer will be on patrol during the Labor Day weekend, from 6 p.m. Friday through 11:59 p.m. Monday. With the heightened presence, the CHP hopes it can cut the number of crashes, particularly fatal ones, by snagging more DUI drivers, speeders and unsafe motorists.

The CHP holds Maximum Enforcement Periods during key holidays throughout the year. Last Labor Day, 21 people were killed on state roads and 1,521 were arrested on suspicion of DUI, up 7 percent from the year before.

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  1. Leo Hayes

    Why do Officers have people repeat the alphabet backwards when testing for drunk drivers. I am not a driver but as I remember I was never taught to recite the alphabet backwards nor could I. Thanks for your answer.

    September 2nd, 2011 6:18 pm

  2. Oh NO!

    You federal “welfare payments” to the broke state and cities to keep police employed!

    September 3rd, 2011 3:24 am

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