LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Over the 2015 New Year’s holiday, six people were killed in traffic accidents throughout Los Angeles County, while California Highway Patrol officers made 236 arrests for suspicion of DUI, according to statistics announced Tuesday.
The enforcement period lasted from 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, CHP Officer Edgar Figueroa said.READ MORE: Man Attacked During Possible Early Morning Brentwood Robbery
This New Year’s period consisted of 94 total hours, compared to just 30 hours one year ago.
During last year’s maximum-enforcement period, one person was killed in a traffic accident in LA County, while 104 were arrested by the CHP on the suspicion of drunken driving.READ MORE: New COVID Testing Protocols Set To Take Effect For International Arrivals At LAX
Throughout the state, 28 people died in collisions, which is double the number of deaths reported in last year’s New Year’s period.
The CHP also made 450 arrests statewide for suspicion of DUI, which is nearly triple the amount from the same period last year.MORE NEWS: Kempe's Two Goals Help Put Kings Over Oilers, 5-1
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