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More Christmas holiday traffic deaths and DUIs in Orange County

Two people were killed on Orange County highways in the first 60 hours of the Christmas holiday reporting period, the California Highway Patrol said Wednesday, Dec. 27.
There were no deaths during that period of time last year.
Officers arrested 39 motorists on suspicion of driving under the influence in Orange County compared with 24 in 2016, the CHP reported.
In Los Angeles County, three people were killed on the highways during the 78 hours that made up this year’s Christmas holiday reporting period, the CHP said.
The three deaths were a marked decrease from 2016, when 13 people died on the LA County highways patrolled by the CHP during this same time span in 2016.
Statewide, the death total was also down. This year there were 27 people killed on roads patrolled by the CHP as opposed to 36 in 2016, the CHP reported today.
On the minus side, arrests statewide for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs was up almost 300 from last year. This year’s arrests totaled 917 as opposed to 621 during this same 78-hour period in 2016, the CHP reported.
The reporting period began at 6:01 p.m. Friday and concluded Monday at 11:59 p.m. Monday.
Source: Oc Register

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