California Holiday The Hard Way

california holidayCalifornia Highway Patrol officers covering the Los Angeles County region reported they handed out fewer drunk driving citations this past Memorial Day weekend than last year. This is a sign, they say that increased vigilance against and public service information about the dangers of drunk driving.

There were eight traffic related deaths over the three day weekend. That’s the bad news. The good news is the California Highway Patrol made just 248 drunk driving related arrests during the 72-hour patrol which encompassed the Memorial Day holiday. That’s 40 less than last year and a reason to celebrate.

The California Highway Patrol Monday reported eight traffic-related deaths on Los Angeles County highways during Memorial Day weekend. That’s three more than last year.

During the 78-hour period, there were 282 drunk driving arrests, down from 323 last year.

Statewide, the agency logged 25 traffic deaths, up from 22 last year. Drunken driving arrests totaled 1,305, down from 1,367 last year.


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