The holiday weekend saw quite a few instances of driving under the influence, as the Califonia Highway Patrol made nine local DUI arrests during its New Year’s Maximum Enforcement Period, according to Officer Josh Greengard, a spokesman for the CHP Newhall-area.
There were eight instances of DUI misdemeanor arrests, as well as one DUI felony arrest, according to Greengard.
The felony arrest occurred early Monday morning due to a traffic collision at approximately 1 a.m. on northbound Interstate 5 at Weldon Canyon Road.
Corrieon Franklin, a 26-year-old Van Nuys man, was driving a “four-door Honda sedan with one passenger. Franklin drifted to the left and collided with the concrete wall,” Greengard wrote in an email to The Signal.
The No. 1 lane was closed for 45 minutes during the investigation and Franklin was arrested due to the injuries his passenger sustained, according to Greengard.
There were three more reported instances of DUI arrests by deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, according to Deputy Kabrina Borbon, a spokeswoman for the SCV Sheriff’s Station.
All three took place on Saturday, at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 11 p.m.