From City News Service:
LOS ANGELES COUNTY — Despite the inclement weather, the California Highway Patrol logged no fatalities in Los Angeles County — or statewide — during the first 36 hours of Christmas weekend, which ended at 6 a.m. Sunday.
During the same period last year, no one died on Los Angeles County freeways, state highways and county roads patrolled by the CHP, but 11 people died in wrecks statewide during the same period in 2009.
Drunken driving arrests in Los Angeles County were up, with 83 people arrested this year, compared to 72 during the first 36 hours of Christmas period in 2009, the CHP reported.
Statewide, drunken driving arrests were down — 507 arrests this year, compared to 552 last year.
The CHP’s maximum enforcement period started at 6 p.m. Friday. The agency’s figures do not include fatalities or drunken driving arrests of local police agencies.