SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – Memorial Day weekend resulted in more than 100 arrests and thousands of citations in the Bay Area, according to the CHP Golden Gate Division.
A statewide maximum Memorial Day enforcement period was in effect from 6 p.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Monday.
The CHP reported these results from across the Bay Area on Wednesday:
- 163 arrests for impaired driving
- 2,183 citations were issued
- 66 of those quotes were for speeding (exceeding 100 mph)
- 1,415 of them exceeded the posted speed limit
CHP headquarters released figures for all of California on Tuesday:
- At least 35 people killed in crashes – Almost 13% increase from 2020
- 979 arrests for drunk driving – increase of 14.6% from 2020
“Remember to consider the safety of all motorists, cyclists and pedestrians when traveling on California’s highways. The mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of safety, service and security. We honor our nation’s fallen heroes on this Memorial Day and always. “
Golden Gate CHP Division