New Year’s Eve is always a time for celebrations, late nights, and often drinking. Though the celebrating can be fun, when it leads to intoxication and drunk driving, it can be deadly. Sadly, this is what happened this New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day as the new year and decade 2020 arrived.
According to ABC 7 News, California Highway patrol “made 491 DUI arrests during the agency’s 2020 New Year’s Day maximum enforcement period.” This period began at 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and continued until 11:59 p.m. on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2020. To put that number into perspective the California Highway patrol tweeted “That is the equivalent of removing an impaired driver from the road nearly every four minutes.”