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Metro makes 107 arrests during ‘relatively quiet’ New Year’s Eve

Updated Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011 | 3:23 p.m.

The biggest night of the year in Las Vegas didn't lead to any major problems for Las Vegas police, but a number of people were arrested for drunken driving, law enforcement officials said.

Metro Police arrested 107 people on various charges, according to a preliminary report released Saturday afternoon. The numbers include arrests made on the Las Vegas Strip and the Fremont Street Experience.

Seventeen of those arrests were for felonies, three people were arrested for gross misdemeanors and 87 were arrested for misdemeanors.

Those numbers include one person arrested for felony driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and 51 arrested for misdemeanor DUI.

There were 27 traffic accidents between 6:30 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Saturday in Metro’s jurisdiction.

Police spokesman Bill Cassell said in a statement early Saturday that New Year's Eve celebrations were "relatively quiet" for authorities.

The Nevada Highway Patrol arrested 48 people as part of its drunken driving enforcement on New Year’s Eve.

The NHP arrests were made between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m., Trooper Joseph Fackrell said. Most of the arrested drunken drivers were men, with eight of those arrested being women.

Both Metro and NHP said more detailed arrest and accident information would be released Monday.

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