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CHP plans for Maximum Enforcement over Christmas

in Around California

The holiday season is upon us and the California Highway Patrol is reminding everyone to put safety first and follow the rules of the road while traveling California’s roadways.

According to data from the CHP’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System, at least 38 people were killed in crashes in California throughout the Christmas holiday enforcement period last year. During that 78-hour Maximum Enforcement Period, CHP officers made 573 arrests for driving under the influence.

“The CHP will be out on California’s roadways while the public travels to join friends and family this weekend,” said CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray. “Our goal is the same as yours, to make certain you arrive safely at your destination. From our family to yours, we wish you all a safe and happy holiday.”

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Hundreds line McHenry in Modesto to show support for law enforcement

in People

A second rally organized by Back the Badge California, a group founded by a Stanislaus County native, was held in Modesto on Sunday morning. Its first was held in late June in Turlock.

The rally was scheduled to last until noon. By 10 a.m., the end of its first hour, easily a couple of hundred people lined the sidewalks of McHenry Avenue from Briggsmore Avenue to just north of Tokay Avenue.

Signs and flags carried by participants bore messages including “Defend the police,” “Police lives matter,” “We got your six” and “Law & order.”

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