• Not a Perfect Holiday, But Better Than Last Year’s


    LOS ANGELES (CNS) – There were three traffic-related deaths on Los
    Angeles County highways during this year’s Memorial Holiday weekend, the
    California Highway Patrol said today.
    The reporting period began at 6:01 p.m. Friday and ended at 6 a.m.
    today. Statewide, there were 13 traffic-related deaths reported during that
    time.
    During the same period last year, the CHP reported 12 traffic-related
    deaths statewide. Also, during that same reporting period last year, there
    were two traffic-related deaths in Los Angeles County.
    This year the CHP has arrested 298 motorists on suspicion of driving
    under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Los Angeles County, compared with
    287 last year. Statewide, the CHP reported 1,223 DUI arrests, down from last
    year’s total of 1,406.
    In Orange County, the sheriff’s department reported that 45 individuals
    were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs on Sunday.
    This compared to 41 arrests during the same period last year.
    However, the figures reported for this year are tentative and subject to
    change, according to a statement from the sheriff’s department.
    Collection of DUI arrest data will continue until midnight.

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