Crashes and Arrests Over Labor Day Weekend in Humboldt Area Up From Last Year
Press release from the California Highway Patrol:
From 6:01 PM Friday until 12:59 PM Monday, the California Highway Patrol conducted maximum enforcement in the Humboldt Area, watching for impaired drivers as well as assisting motorists in need throughout the holiday weekend. In 2017 the Humboldt Area CHP investigated 8 crashes and made 5 arrests for impaired driving during the Labor Day weekend. This year, Humboldt Area officers investigated 11 crashes and made 7 arrests for impaired driving.
Although the crash and arrest numbers were up, it is important to note that the Humboldt Area CHP did not investigate any fatal crashes during this period. Statewide, in 2017, over 30 people were killed in crashes over the Labor Day weekend. The CHP’s mission is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service and Security and by continuing to focus on enforcement and education we believe the number of serious injury and fatal crashes will decrease on California’s roadways.