LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The California Highway Patrol says 230 motorists have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Los Angeles County during the first 36 hours of this year’s Memorial Day weekend.

That number is slightly up compared to last year’s 208 arrests. Statewide, the CHP reports 897 DUI arrests, down from last year’s total of 1,029.

The reporting period began late afternoon Friday and concluded at 6 a.m. Sunday.

Statewide six traffic-related deaths were reported during that time; three of which were on LA County highways, according to the CHP.

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Comments (10)
  1. SHW NO MERCY says:

    230 @ $5,000 a pop, good work guys, weekend not over.

  2. Jack says:

    Were did you get 5,000$ a pop? I paid $2,000$ for mine

  3. SHW NO MERCY says:

    I forgot to mention I was driving the church bus full of seniors.

  4. crystal says:

    seriously people… its not just ur life your risking, its everyone the driving on the road. dont be stupid.

  5. cbs4game says:

    I am a communist radical supporting Fidel and the Revolution. I work for channel 4 in Miami. Please support our cauise.

  6. Everyday Guy says:

    That’s a lot of illegal alien drunks.

  7. jason says:

    nice revenue hall for a department that i still cannot figure out why it even exists….why is the CHP even necessary?


    thats 5000 if you an american { legal american }. all others …..well, catch ya next time.

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