California Highway Patrol says 3 dead in holiday accidents | NevadaAppeal.com

California Highway Patrol says 3 dead in holiday accidents

The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Highway Patrol says three people have died in accidents statewide over the Christmas holiday weekend, a drop from 2008.

Two people in vehicles died, only one of whom was wearing a seat belt. A motorcycle rider also died between Christmas Eve and Saturday morning, the CHP says. Last year, 11 people died in Christmas holiday accidents.

The highway patrol says drunken driving arrests also are down, from 409 in 2008 to 303 this year.