(KRON) — It’s a safe and smart move to elect a designated driver, and this weekend filled with celebrations is no exception. Fifty hours into Labor Day weekend, California Highway Patrol has made 848 DUI arrests statewide and 18 people have died on roadways, according to a tweet posted by CHP Headquarters.

CHP announced that deputies would be patrolling roadways in increased numbers for the agency’s Maximum Enforcement effort this Labor Day weekend. In the first 12 hours of the weekend CHP had already arrested 288 DUI drivers statewide.

Earlier this month, KRON4 reported the high costs associated with getting a DUI. The DUI process is estimated to cost approximately $18,000 according to San Mateo Police Department. San Mateo County Sheriff’s office also has extra deputies patrolling over the holiday weekend.

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