16 Arrested at Pacific Beach DUI CheckpointAugust 26, 2012 No Comments
San Diego police in Pacific Beach arrested 16 people on suspicion of drunken driving and impounded 17 vehicles during a checkpoint operation that wrapped up early Sunday.
Police started screening drivers in the 2600 block of Ingraham Street began about 10 p.m. Saturday and, by the time the operation wrapped up at 3 a.m.,1,448 vehicles had been checked, Officer Mark McCullough said.
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Pacific Beach DUI Checkpoint Nets 16 Arrests
On August 25, 2012 the San Diego Police Department conducted a DUI checkpoint in the 2600 block of Ingraham Street in Pacific Beach. The checkpoint was made possible by the “DUI Awareness and Enforcement Grant” from the Office of Traffic Safety.
The checkpoint was operational from 10:09 p.m, to 3:07 a.m. 1448 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. 870 of those motorists were contacted by officers. 40 motorists were detained for a further evaluation of their sobriety. 16 arrests were made for DUI, and 17 vehicle impounds were conducted.
Funding for this DUI operation was provided to the San Diego Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, targeting those who still don’t heed the message to designate a sober driver. Citizens are encouraged to report Drunk Drivers by – Calling 9-1-1!
For statewide and local Avoid DUI Task Force Campaign Enforcement Schedules for the county and Daily DUI Arrest/Fatal Stats for the county and region, visit www.californiaavoid.org. The Program is funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety which reminds everyone to please – Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!
Source: ScoopSanDiego – Monday August 27, 2012 4pmCheckpoints, Drunk Drivers