Tuesday, May 31, 2011

CHP: 1 person - not 3 - died on LA County roads during Memorial Day weekend

LOS ANGELES - The California Highway Patrol today revised its Memorial Day weekend statistics, saying just one person -- not three -- died on Los Angeles County roads it patrols.
The CHP logged 323 drunken driving arrests, up from 302 over the Memorial Day weekend 2010.

The CHP patrols all freeways and some county roads in unincorporated areas. Earlier, the agency reported three deaths over the 78-hour holiday period, but Hsu said that was a mistake.
The recording period started at 6 p.m. Friday and ended at 11:59 p.m. Monday.
Statewide, 24 people died in wrecks over the weekend, up from 17 last year, he said. Drunken driving arrests totaled 1,367 statewide, down from 1,541 last year.

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