CHP cruiser
A California Highway Patrol cruiser. Photo by John Schreiber.

One person was killed on Los Angeles County highways during the first 60 hours of this Christmas holiday period, the California Highway Patrol said Monday.

The lone fatality was the death of a man, approximately 50 years old, at about 5:45 a.m. Monday on the San Bernardino (10) Freeway in Rosemead, the CHP reported.

The reporting period began at 6:01 p.m. Friday and concluded Monday at 6 a.m. During that same time period last year, there were two deaths on Los Angeles County highways.

Statewide, there were 11 fatalities on California highways, down from last year’s total of 20.

Also statewide, the CHP arrested 790 motorists on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, up from last year’s total of 535.

In Los Angeles County, there were 148 arrests, up from last year’s total of 87.

Figures recorded for Orange County were 39 arrests this year compared with 24 in 2016. Fatalities were up, with two reported in 2017 compared with none the previous year.

— City News Service

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