Safety-first prevails over Labor Day weekend
It was a very peaceful holiday weekend on Colusa County streets and roads with only three drunken driving arrests and no injury accidents.
Numbers around the state were about the same, although the number of actual deaths was down, the California Highway Patrol reported.
There were 27 deadly crashes around the state, accounting for 36 deaths. Of the 27, 12 were in the CHP jurisdiction, and accounted for 18 of the deaths.
Fifteen of the deaths were reported in vehicle accidents, two were motorcyclists and one was a pedestrian, the CHP reported.
There were 28 deadly crashes in 2011, 22 of those in the CHP juridiction and represented 23 deaths.
Drunken driving arrests were down from 1,531 over the Labor Day weekend last year. This year's count was 1,363.
For CHP statistics, the weekend started at 6:01 p.m. on Friday and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Monday.