Published Monday, June 27, 2011 | 5:38 a.m.
Updated Monday, June 27, 2011 | 11:12 a.m.
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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