Checkpoint yields 13 Drunk Drivers and One Party BusMay 2, 2010 No Comments
San Diego: Police conducted a DUI checkpoint in Pacific Beach and arrested 13 people Saturday night.
The checkpoint was set up on Grand Avenue near Noyes street in front of Mission Bay High School about 9 p.m. and ran until 2:30 a.m., said Officer Mark McCullough.
Of the 1.126 drivers that passed through, 40 were detained and evaluated for driving under the influence, McCullough said.
Officers also cited two people for driving with a suspended license and two other for marijuana possession, McCullough said.
Members of the Public Utilities Commission were also at the check point conducting inspections on “party buses” and limousines.
They inspected 12 vehicles, wrote up seven violations and impounded one bus because the driver did not have the proper license, McCollough said. The PUC is the agency that regulates commercial vehicles.
McCullough deemed the checkpoint a success and said that officers are trying to get the word out about the dangers of drinking and driving especially in advance of the busy high school prom season.
By Debbi Baker,
Source: SD Union Tribune