Utah Highway Patrol releases New Year's Weekend numbers

CHP arrest 34 over New Year's weekend

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The week prior over the Christmas weekend there were 14 arrests, said CHP spokesman Jon Sloat.

Troopers arrested 284 people for DUI over the three-day holiday period, which is down from the 328 DUI arrests a year ago over the same time period.

There were zero DUI related serious or fatal crashes the entire weekend.

DUI arrests and fatalities over the New Year's weekend were up this year, figures revealed.

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Between Nov. 22 and January 2, Santa Rosa police made 74 DUI arrests, up from 64 in the same period past year, said Santa Rosa Police Sgt. Summer Black.

The CHP's three-day "maximum enforcement period", during which all available officers deployed to catch lawbreakers, concluded about midnight January 1, resulting in 30 arrests throughout their area, which includes Corona, Eastvale, El Cerrito, Jurupa Valley, Lake Mathews and Moreno Valley, according to the CHP.

Citations were also issued in bulk during the enforcement period.

Additionally, Calaveras County officers wrote 41 speeding citations and 23 others for violations that included failure to use a seatbelt, expired registration and mechanical errors, according to Butzler.

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In Calaveras County two individuals were arrested for driving under the influence and there were two collisions, one with minor injuries.

During this year's New Year's Day MEP, the CHP made at least 936 arrests, an increase of 22 percent compared arrests made a year ago.

"Impaired driving is a very serious crime that puts your life and the lives of others at risk", said in the MEP notice.

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