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CHP maximum enforcement over holiday

In the wake of a particularly tragic Fourth of July holiday, when 18 people died on California roadways in a 24-hour period, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is redoubling its traffic safety efforts during the Labor Day holiday weekend in hopes of ending the summer on a more positive note.

Determined to reduce the number opf collisions where alcohol is a factor the CHP is asking for the public’s help.

“If you are going to drink, don’t get behind the wheel. It’s that simple,” said CHP Captain Ross. “If you see someone driving you suspect may be under the influence, call 9-1-1.”

As part of the holiday effort, up to 80 percent of the CHP force will be on duty from 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31 through midnight on Monday, Sept. 3.

In addition, the AVOID program ” dedicated to publicizing the combined DUI efforts of all law enforcement agencies in California ” announced that on Sunday, Sept. 2, the Grass Valley Police Department will assist the Truckee Police Department in conducting a DUI checkpoint in the Town of Truckee, and that DUI saturation patrols and checkpoints will be conducted throughout Nevada and Placer counties from Friday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 3