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CHP officers crack down on drunk drivers over Thanksgiving weekend

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EL CENTRO, Calif. (13 On Your Side) - The holidays are a time to celebrate with friends and family, but California Highway Patrol set out to make sure celebrations didn't result in any injuries or deaths by cracking down on drunk drivers.

CHP officers were on the lookout for drunk drivers beginning Wednesday at 6:00 pm through Sunday at midnight.

And now, they have the results.

The El Centro California Highway Patrol office tells us they saw an increase in DUI arrests during this year's Thanksgiving maximum enforcement period.

Unfortunately they also saw an increase in fatal crashes—with two deadly crashes happening over the weekend. 

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