By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Authorities warned Thursday that officers will be on the lookout for motorists driving while impaired over Labor Day weekend.

According to California Highway Patrol Commissioner Amanda Ray, the “maximum enforcement period” will begin at 6:01 p.m. on Friday and last through 11:59 p.m. on Monday.

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“Our officers are dedicated to making the roadways safe for all who use them,” Ray said in a statement. “Driving sober or designating a sober driver is the responsible choice to keep you, your passengers and other motorists safe.”

During the 2020 Labor Day maximum enforcement period, CHP officers made more than 900 arrests for driving under the influence.

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That weekend, 46 people died in crashes statewide, many of whom were not wearing a seat belt, Ray said.

People who suspect a person is driving while impaired was urged to call 911.

“That telephone call may save someone’s life,” Ray said.

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