(CHP releases Holiday stats)….The California Highway Patrol released the statistics Tuesday morning.
The numbers cover the CHP Maximum Enforcement Period over the 3-day Memorial Day Holiday weekend. It began Friday evening and continued until 11:59 Monday night. The 2014 stats indicate fatal injury collisions up from year ago numbers. There was one fatal injury collision this year in which two people suffered fatal injuries. In 2013 there were no fatal collisions. DUI numbers were also up this year. There were 9 DUI Arrests this year as compared to 3 last year. Another increase was in Minor injury collisions, with 4 this year as compared to 2 last year. Major injury collisions and property damage only collisions decreased this year as compared to the Memorial Day Holiday weekend in 2013.