The CHP crackdown on the Christmas break is about to begin in Santa Monica

SANTA MONICA, CA – The California Highway Patrol will be expanding its presence in Santa Monica and throughout the Golden State on Friday.

All available CHP officials will be on the road from Friday 6 p.m. to Sunday 11:59 p.m., the authority said in a message this week. The officers look for dangerous drivers and stand ready to help drivers or pedestrians in need.

“Our goal is the same as yours to make sure you get to your destination safely,” said CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray in the statement.

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CHP responded to accidents last year, according to the statement, in which nearly 40 people were killed during the Christmas holidays. More than 570 people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Never drive while impaired, CHP said. Drivers should buckle up, avoid distractions and plan ahead.

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