For the New Year holiday weekend, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) put as many officers as possible on the state’s highways, freeways and interstates.
Up to 80 percent of CHP officers were on patrol at any given time.
Every major holiday such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, Independence Day, and of course New Year’s Eve, gets this maximum workforce treatment.
"We’re looking for safe operation of the highway," said Sgt. Andrew Hernandez. The biggest...