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February 1, 2015

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Electric Daisy Carnival:

21 arrests for first day of EDC


Steve Marcus

Metro Police officers keep an watchful eye from the media center during the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday morning June 25, 2011.

Beyond the Sun

Day one of the Electric Daisy Carnival is behind us and it seems to have been a success.

Despite fears that the event may turn deadly — as it has in Dallas and Los Angeles — Metro Police statistics released this morning show that among Friday’s 75,000 partiers, there were no reported fatalities and only a dozen drug arrests. Medics treated more than 300 people and took a few to area hospitals.

Here’s the full list of citations:

• 6 misdemeanor arrests

• 14 felony arrests, 12 of which were drug-related

• 1 DUI alcohol arrest

• 1 traffic accident

• 142 medical calls per the MedicWest Ambulance Service

• 300 people treated by medics

• 5 people transported to area hospitals

• 31 ejections from the event

With general admission tickets sold out for tonight, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is sure to be packed with people and possibly some trouble. Check back with us for more updates on the carnival.

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  1. A terrific view of the next generation of voters. Thankfully they represent a tiny fraction of our youth and not the worst ones.

    Using synthetic chemical compounds to create an altered consciousness while listening to distorted noise under irritating lighting in a carnival atmosphere may not be my idea of a good time but it could be worse.

    They could be in Afghanistan enforcing a foreign policy created largely by political partisans with little relevant experience and no idea what they're doing in an attempt to position themselves for the next election cycle while reading about DOD and congressional plans to reduce pay and benefits; topped off by economic stewardship so selfish and inept that it threatens to completely collapse the economy and destroy the western way of life, forever.

    Maybe a rave isn't so bad after all.

  2. How many arrests are there per 75,000 New Year's Eve revelers in Las Vegas?

    Legalize everything.