Updated at 11:00 a.m. Sunday
Two people have been killed on the roadways of San Diego County during the first 84 hours of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and 88 have been arrested for suspicion of DUI, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Those numbers are up slightly from the same time period in 2010, beginning Wednesday at 6 p.m. through Sunday at 6 a.m. Last year, 85 drivers were arrested for DUI and there were no fatalities during the three-day span in the county, according to the CHP.
In Orange County, the CHP has made 69 DUI arrests, up sharply from 2010 when 39 arrests were made during the same time period. No fatalities have been reported.
Statewide, there have been 21 fatalities and 1,350 arrests for suspicion of DUI as of Sunday morning, according to the CHP. One bicyclist and one pedestrian have also been killed. During the first three days of last year’s Thanksgiving weekend there were 12 fatalities and 1,419 DUI arrests in California.
The number of DUI arrests reflects only those made by CHP officers, while the number of fatalities is for all law enforcement agencies. Fourteen of the 21 fatalities statewide this year were in the CHP’s jurisdiction, and 10 of those were not wearing a safety belt, according to the CHP.