There were three traffic-related deaths on Los Angeles County highways during the first 36 hours of this year's Memorial Day holiday, the California Highway Patrol said Sunday.
The reporting period began at 6:01 p.m. Friday and concluded today at 6 a.m. Statewide, six traffic-related deaths were reported during that time.
During the same time period last year, the CHP reported seven traffic-related deaths statewide. Also, during that same reporting period last year, there were two traffic-related deaths in Los Angeles County.
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This year the CHP has arrested 230 motorists on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Los Angeles County, compared with 208 last year. Statewide, the CHP reported 897 DUI arrests, down from last year's total of 1,029.