Published Saturday, June 18, 2016 | 5:10 p.m.
Updated Saturday, June 18, 2016 | 5:46 p.m.
An estimated 135,000 festivalgoers attended the first day of the 2016 Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Friday, and a very small percentage of them found themselves in trouble with the law.
Metro Police recorded a total of 30 arrests, including 22 felony narcotics arrests, six DUI arrests and two misdemeanor arrests, the department said in a news release.
The number is on par with the average number of daily EDC arrests the last two years, which ranged from 25 to 35 total arrests, nearly all for possession or use of illegal drugs.
“Pretty normal,” Metro spokesman Officer Jesse Roybal said today. Five festivalgoers were taken to local hospitals while authorities received a total of 193 medical calls, the new release said.
In addition to the six DUIs, three traffic citations were issued, and the department reported seven traffic accidents. No fatalities, either on the road or at the festival, were reported.
Thirty-six people were removed from EDC on Friday, according to Insomniac Productions, a Los Angeles-based company that owns and operates EDC. An Insomniac representative was not available for comment.
Insomniac CEO and founder Pasquale Rotella lives in Las Vegas and is married to reality-TV star Holly Madison. This is the 20th anniversary of EDC and the sixth consecutive EDC in Las Vegas. EDC continues tonight and Sunday.