OAKLAND (BCN)–California Highway Patrol officers made 41 arrests in the Oakland area during the Halloween weekend, recovered a loaded firearm and issued 125 traffic citations while responding to calls for service, according to the CHP.
The 41 arrests include 27 DUIs, 12 arrests for various offenses such as vandalism and driving a stolen vehicle, and two arrests involving pursuits.
The recovered firearm had its serial number removed and officers recovered the weapon from a man on probation, CHP officials said.
Two DUI arrests were of minors and police arrested a third minor for being under the influence or in possession of alcohol, CHP spokesman Officer Sean Wilkenfeld said.
The number of minors arrested for consuming or possessing alcohol “wasn’t higher than normal” during the weekend, Wilkenfeld said.
With the beginning of the holiday season in the U.S., the CHP is reminding residents and visitors to designate a driver when going to parties or to call a taxi to get home. The CHP sees an increase in the number of DUIs during the holidays, according to Wilkenfeld.
The agency is also reminding drivers to drive slower during rainy weather. Drivers should check their car’s tires for proper inflation, proper tread depth and increase the distance between them and car in front of them.
Drivers must turn on their car’s headlights when their windshield wipers are on, according to the CHP.
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