EDC Las Vegas first night: 29 felony narcotics arrests, 443 medical calls with 6 transports

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Medical calls at Electric Daisy Carnival – Las Vegas’ first night double last year’s number.

Police and emergency crews were kept busy as 136,000 festival-goers attended the first night of Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Metro Police recorded a total of 33 arrests, including 29 felony narcotics arrests and two gross misdemeanor arrests for battery on an officer, the department said in a news release. No drivers were arrested for driving under the influence.

“Normal numbers across the board,” Metro spokesman Officer Larry Hadfield said today. “If anything, it’s lower than the last couple days of last year.”

There were 443 medical calls that required six to be transported to area hospitals, a 129 percent increase from 2016. One employee was also transported for a pre-existing medical condition.

Insomniac Productions estimated about 136,000 festival-goers attended the first night, an increase of about 1,000 people from the previous year. Insomniac also reported many more ejections from the first day of this year’s festival — 118 compared with 36 in 2016.