July 5, 2009 (by Horatio Algren)
According to reports by catastrophy lawyers in Los Angeles, the first 12 hours of the 4th of July holiday weekend has resulted in nearly 100 arrests.
The California Highway Patrol has said that during the first 12 hours of the Independence Day holiday weekend there were 100 motorists arrested for driving under the influence in Los Angeles County. They also stated that during this time no one had died in traffic accidents in the county.
The numbers show that there were 89 people arrested during this same period of time last year and this year in Los Angeles County the California Highway Patrol states there have been 96 driving under the influence arrests in Los Angeles County.
There have also been five people killed statewide during this time period as compared with four people that were killed in alcohol related accidents last year.