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Holiday DUI Arrests Up From Last Year in L.A. County

Drunken or drugged driving arrests from Dec. 13 through Christmas day have increased by about 100 arrests since last year.

Law enforcement officers have made 1,520 drunken or drugged driving arrests from Dec. 13 through Christmas Day. The total comes from 100 L.A. County jurisdictions and has increased from last year’s total of 1,425 during the same period last year.  

No traffic deaths were reported during the first 30 hours of the Christmas holiday, from 6:01 p.m. Tuesday through 12:59 p.m. Wednesday, according to a department statement. Last year, three deaths were reported during this time period. During this period statewide, there were 115 DUI arrests, fewer than last year’s 337 arrests.  

The anti-DUI effort that includes checkpoint and directed patrols will continue through New Years Day.  

City News Service contributed to this report.

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