Local law enforcement was out in full force this holiday weekend, resulting in a number of DUIs and traffic-related citations.
Over Memorial Day weekend, the California Highway Patrol arrested 10 individuals for DUI, issued 234 speeding citations and doled out 21 seatbelt citations across the county, according to a press release from the Santa Barbara division of the CHP. Additionally, three property damage collisions and one injury collision were reported.
There were no fatal collisions.
The CHP increased its presence this holiday weekend in hopes of reducing the number of DUIs and unsafe drivers on the road. The CHP maximum enforcement period began at 6 p.m. Friday and lasted until midnight on Monday, May 26.
The Santa Barbara Police Dept. also patrolled the residential streets of Santa Barbara over the three-day weekend. SBPD conducted DUI checkpoints at 800 E. Haley St. and 400 Garden St. on Sunday night. The SB Police Dept. reported that six drivers were arrested on DUI charges and three citations were issued to drivers without a license.
In addition to the arrests at the DUI checkpoints, the Police Dept. reported five more DUI arrests and one arrest for biking under the influence.