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Los Angeles Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Deaths Up—DUI’s Down

According to reports the holiday weekend traffic deaths rose, while DUI arrests are down. According to the California Highway Patrol traffic deaths rose over the Memorial Day weekend in Los Angeles County compared to this holiday weekend last year.

There were 10 traffic related deaths over the holiday weekend in Los Angeles County and 31 traffic related deaths statewide according to the California Highway Patrol. This is higher compared to Memorial Day weekend in 2009 with 12 traffic related deaths.

The California Highway Patrol stated there were 1,296 DUI arrests this holiday weekend, compared to 1,406 DUI arrests for this same 60 hour time period last year that begins at 6:01 pm. On Friday and ends at 6:00 a.m. Monday.

This is the total for the California Highway Patrol for DUI arrests, and the total amount of traffic related deaths statewide. DUI arrests by other law enforcement agencies is not included in the California Highway Patrol’s total for the holiday weekend.

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