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CHP: 10 people killed, 271 arrested for DUI over Christmas holiday

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John Palminteri / KEYT

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The California Highway Patrol says at least 10 people died during the agency's Christmas Maximum Enforcement Period.

The CHP conducted a 30-hour max enforcement, where additional officers are out on the roads, from 6 p.m. December 24 through 11:59 p.m. December 25.

271 people were arrested for driving under the influence.

CHP says a similar holiday enforcement effort will take place next week around New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

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