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Police: Felony arrests fall on Electric Daisy Carnival’s final night

Metro police say five arrested for narcotics on music festival’s final night

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Steve Marcus

Tina Venegas, left, and Tyra Ward dance to the music of Swedish House Mafia during the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday June 26, 2011.

Updated Monday, June 27, 2011 | 11:12 a.m.

2011 EDC: Night 3

A performer takes flight during DJ Avicii's set at the final night of the Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on June 26, 2011. Launch slideshow »

Electric Daisy Carnival Day 3

Confetti falls on the audience as Swedish House Mafia  begins their set at the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday June 26, 2011. Launch slideshow »

The downward crime trend at the Electric Daisy Carnival continued during the music festival's third and final night at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, according to law enforcement officials.

From 6 p.m. Sunday through 6 a.m. today, Metro Police made six felony arrests — five for narcotics and one for auto burglary, authorities said. That's down from the 12 and nine felony arrests reported the first and second nights, respectively.

Misdemeanor arrests, however, rose slightly the third night. Metro arrested 14 people for misdemeanor charges the third night compared to 11 and six arrests the first two nights, police said.

On the third night, police also issued one traffic citation and made one DUI-alcohol arrest, officials said.

About 80,000 people attended the final night of the Electric Daisy Carnival, organizers estimated. The event drew 70,000 to 75,000 people on Friday and 85,000 on Saturday.

The mass exodus of attendees created traffic problems along Interstate 15 Monday morning during rush hour. The southbound lanes of the highway were moving slow from the Speedway to the Spaghetti Bowl.

The EDC moved this year to Las Vegas from Los Angeles, which banished it after a 15-year-old girl died last summer. Two people died at an EDC event held in Dallas earlier this month.

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