July 6, 2013: The California Highway Patrol (CHP) announced that 564 people were arrested statewide for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI), compared to 479 people the previous year, from 6:01 pm Wednesday to 6:00 am Friday. The CHP is operating under its "Maximum Enforcement Period" (MEP) whereby the agency utilizes all available resources to target suspected drunk drivers. Last years MEP only lasted 30 hours because the Independence Day holiday fell mid-week. This year's MEP will run longer because it includes the weekend.
Needless to say, if you drink to the point of being impaired, don't drive. And if any reason you are arrested on DUI charges, you need to act fast to save your driving privileges. Speak to a reputable DUI defense attorney at 949-440-3240 or visit www.patelduilaw.com for more information on DUIs.