Holiday weekend enforcement: CHP issues thousands of citations across Bay Area

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File photo: A CHP patrol car.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – Memorial Day Weekend resulted in more than 100 arrests and thousands of citations across the Bay Area, according to the CHP Golden Gate Division.

A statewide Memorial Day Maximum Enforcement Period was in effect from Friday at 6 p.m. until Monday at 11:59 p.m.

On Wednesday, the CHP reported these results from across the Bay Area:

  • 163 arrests for impaired driving
  • 2,183 citations were issued
    • 66 of those citations were for speeding (going over 100 mph)
    • 1,415 of those were going past the posted speed limit

On Tuesday, CHP Headquarters released the numbers from across California:

  • At least 35 people killed in collisions — Nearly 13% increase from 2020
  • 979 arrests made for driving under the influence — 14.6% increase from 2020

“Please remember to consider the safety of all motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians while traveling along California’s highways. The mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security. We honor our Nation’s fallen heroes this Memorial Day and always.”

CHP Golden Gate Division

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