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
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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