The California Highway Patrol Saturday reported no traffic-related deaths on Los Angeles County highways during the first 12 hours of this year's three-day Memorial Day weekend.
The reporting period began at 6:01 p.m. Friday and concluded Saturday at 6 a.m. During that same reporting period last year, there was just one traffic-related fatality in Los Angeles County, according to a department statement.
Statewide, this year, there were also no traffic-related fatalities, in comparison to two during the same period last year.
In Los Angeles County, CHP officers arrested 79 motorists on suspicion of drunken driving, down from last year's total of 98.
Statewide, the CHP reported 375 DUI arrests, in comparison to lastyear's total of 402.