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CHP Increases Enforcement Through New Year's

December 22, 2005

California Highway Patrol officers are out in full force over the holidays with statewide increased enforcement through New Year's Day.

CHP Officer Christian Cracraft said the increased enforcement part of the Statewide Traffic Action Response campaign.

"We're doing this on top of our regular maximum enforcement period for Christmas and New Year's," Cracraft said.

The STAR campaign began Dec. 16. It will end at midnight, Jan. 2. Cracraft said the goal of putting more officers on the road during the more-than two-week period is to cut down on drunk drivers and drunk-driving related accidents over the holiday season.

"During the holiday periods we have an increase in fatal collisions usually because people are out drinking and driving, so that's when we have our increase in enforcement," he said.

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-- From Staff Reports

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