It was a busy Thanksgiving Holiday weekend for the California Highway Patrol.

The El Centro Area CHP began a Maximum Enforcement Period ( MEP ) at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday and continued through midnight Sunday. Local officers investigated 5 collisions , 3 property damage only , 1 minor injury , 1 major injury that included a fatality. The fatal accident occurred Sunday evening on Interstate 8 and Bonds Corner Road. There were 3 arrests for Driving Under the Influence and 294 citations issued. The Winterhaven Office made 2 DUI arrests and issued 134 citations.