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DUI Numbers Down from 2011

Law enforcement reports fewer arrests for and deaths from driving under the infuence.

A maximum enforcement campaign this weekend turned up a reduced number of drunken or drugged driver arrests, and there is a lower death toll as well, California Highway Patrol officers said.

This second reporting covers a time frame between 6:01 p.m Friday through 6 a.m. this morning, a 36-hour total, CHP officials said.

There were nine people killed statewide, down from last year's 12 drunken driving deaths during the same reporting period. None of those people killed were in Los Angeles County.

Statewide arrests for driving under the influence totaled 723, down from 932 last year.

Another drop in statistics was local driving under the influence arrests, which were 168 in Los Angeles County compared with 186 last year in this same time frame.

These numbers reflect arrests and enforcement actions conducted by the California Highway Patrol in areas of their jurisdiction throughout the state. The death toll includes city streets across the state as well.

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