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DUI Arrests Reported Down Over Holiday

September 06, 2000|TINA DIRMANN

Drunk-driving arrests over the Labor Day weekend were down in Ventura County this year, according to the California Highway Patrol.

For the period from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Monday, authorities arrested 35 intoxicated drivers this year, a significant drop from last year's 44 arrests, said Officer David Webb, a CHP spokesman.

Traffic collisions also dropped slightly, from 26 in 1999 to 24.

A few of the accidents did result in significant injuries, including four motorcyclists who suffered head and back injuries Sunday after plunging 80 feet down a mountainside on California 33 near Lockwood Valley Road.

But there were no traffic fatalities reported on roadways, authorities said.

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