More Deaths, Fewer DUIs on Thanksgiving Roads

CHP Nabs Fewer Drunken Drivers But Reports More Deaths

By Chris Roberts
|  Monday, Nov 28, 2011  |  Updated 11:48 AM PDT
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More Deaths, Fewer DUIs on Thanksgiving Roads

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California roads were safer over the Thanksgiving Weekend, but also more deadly, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP nabbed fewer drunken drivers over the four-day fete than they did in 2010, but traffic deaths also doubled, according to reports. The CHP's preliminary numbers revealed 1,350 DUIs from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 11:59 p.m. Saturday, but with 21 people reportedly killed in accidents.

In 2010, the numbers where 1,419 DUI arrests and 12 deaths, according to reports.

In the Bay Area, there was one traffic fatality in 2011, compared to zero in 2010, according to reports. CHP arrested 227 people for DUIs in 2011, and 249 in 2010.

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