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CHP to put in extra time

Gregory Crofton, Tahoe Daily Tribune

The South Lake Tahoe division of the California Highway Patrol plans to conduct two periods of maximum enforcement during the holidays to combat drunk driving.

Maximum enforcement means all available officers will be out on patrol.

The first wave of heightened enforcement will start Friday at 6 p.m. and end at midnight Christmas day. The second is scheduled to begin Dec. 28 at 6 p.m. and end midnight New Year’s Day.

“The two long weekends provide more chances for drinking drivers to cause collisions,” said Lt. Marty Whited, commander of the South Lake Tahoe office. “Be on the lookout for them.”

Whited also announced a new child booster seat requirement will become California state law New Year’s Day. Now children must ride in a booster seat until they are 6 years old or weigh at least 60 pounds.

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