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L.A. County drunk driving arrests during Labor Day weekend top 250

September 3, 2012 |  8:49 pm

More people were arrested for drunk driving in Los Angeles County this Labor Day weekend than last year, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP officers arrested 259 people in the county for suspected drunk driving between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. Monday, up from 227 last year, according to Officer Tatiana Sauquillo.

Statewide, 892 people were arrested during the holiday weekend this year, compared with 1,008 last year, Sauquillo said.

There were 11 DUI-related fatalities, including one in L.A. County, this year. In 2011, there were 10 deaths, including three in L.A. County.


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