CHP: Fewer DUIs, But More Deaths on Highways This Year

Two fatal crashes on Bay Area roads this year.

By Chris Roberts
|  Monday, May 27, 2013  |  Updated 6:18 PM PDT
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Fewer drunks but more deaths on Bay Area roads over Memorial Day weekend 2013.

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Fewer motorists were arrested for drunken driving over the Memorial Day weekend, but there were more fatal crashes than there were a year ago on Bay Area roads, according to reports.

The California Highway Patrol reported 117 arrests from Friday night to Sunday morning, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

There were 136 arrests a year ago.

Two fatal crashes claimed lives over the weekend, including one Sunday morning that killed a well-known San Francisco burlesque performer.

Last year, there was a single fatal crash on Bay Area roadways.

Across the state, 826 people were arrested this year for DUI offenses. There were 845 DUI arrests last year.

12 people across California died in crashes. Five people died last year.
 

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