Two people were killed and 54 were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs on Los Angeles County roads patrolled by the California Highway Patrol during this four-day Thanksgiving maximum-enforcement period, authorities reported Friday.
The maximum-enforcement period began at 6 p.m. Wednesday, the CHP reported.
As of 6 a.m. Friday, there were eight people killed statewide on roadways patrolled solely by the CHP, five less than during the same period in 2018. In Los Angeles County, two have been killed, two more than during the same period last year.
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Statewide, there have been 314 people arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in this 36-hour period, the CHP reported. That is 20 more than were arrested during this same period last year.
Of those 314 arrestees, 54 were in L.A. County, which was five less than during this same the period in 2018, according to the CHP.