(Four day weekend)…It starts this evening. Motorists be aware.

Law Enforcement will be conducting special patrols over the Independence Day Weekend. Starting at 6:00 this evening the California Highway Patrol will begin their Maximum Enforcement Period. It will continue through 11:59 Sunday night. During the period the CHP will have as many officers as possible on the local roadways. They will be enforcing all traffic laws, with a special eye out for impaired drivers and seatbelt violations. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a DUI enforcement detail over the 4th of July weekend in an effort to detect, stop and arrest alcohol and drug impaired drivers. The Sheriff’s office will increase patrols throughout Yuma County, especially targeting areas with a high rate of recurrences for DUI related collisions and arrests.