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3 People Killed in Crashes During Christmas Holiday

There were no traffic-related deaths in Los Angeles County during 2011, officials said.

The California Highway Patrol reported three traffic-related deaths on Los Angeles County highways during this year's Christmas holiday.   

The reporting period began at 6:01 p.m. Friday and concluded Tuesday at 6 a.m., according to a department statement.

During that same time last year, there were no traffic-related deaths on Los Angeles County highways, according to the statement.

This year, there were 26 traffic-related deaths statewide, compared with 14 last year.

In Los Angeles County, the CHP reported officers arrested 257 motorists on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, an increase from last year's total of 201 arrests.

Statewide, the CHP reported 1,060 DUI arrests, up from last year's count of 980.

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