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EDC Night 3: 130,000 festivalgoers, another new record of felony arrests

2016 EDC: Night 3

Steve Marcus

John Legend performs with Tiesto at Kinetic Field during the third night of the Electric Daisy Carnival on Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

2016 EDC: Night 3

Christopher Ysais of Houston, Texas, dances by the entrance to Kinetic Field during the third night of the Electric Daisy Carnival on Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Launch slideshow »

With more than 130,000 attendees at the third and final night of the Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Metro Police tallied a record number of single-day felony arrests for the second consecutive day at the sixth-annual event, while no fatalities were reported for the three-day festival for the first time since 2013.

Forty festivalgoers were arrested for felony drug-related crimes from Sunday at 6 p.m. when doors opened to today at 6 a.m., one hour after the overall 20th anniversary EDC ended at LVMS, according to a news release.

The number topped Saturday’s record of 39 felony arrests and the previous record of 31, set on the final day of last year’s event in Las Vegas.

Police also made two misdemeanor arrests Sunday and handed out 14 misdemeanor citations, the news release said. Two DUIs were issued for drivers under the influence of alcohol.

Authorities reported 212 medical calls Sunday, but no festivalgoers were taken to hospitals. That’s compared to 193 medical calls Friday and 212 on Saturday, when a total of 17 people were hospitalized offsite.

There were three traffic crashes in the area near LVMS. Forty-one people were removed from EDC’s final night Sunday for a total of 111 ejections for the weekend, according to Insomniac Productions, the Los Angeles-based company that owns and operates EDC.

An Insomniac representative was unavailable for comment. Total attendance of 2016 EDC was an estimated 400,000, in line with last year’s numbers.

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