Archive for Checkpoints

Holiday Week Checkpoints

July 14, 2013 No Comments

The Friday, July 5, DUI checkpoint was conducted in the 2600 block of Ingraham Street, and was operational from 11:14 pm, until 3:00 am. 692 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, with 531 of those vehicles being screened by officers. 26 motorists were detained for a further evaluation of their sobriety. 11 arrests were made for […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers

34 Arrested Across 2 DUI Checkpoints

June 30, 2013 1 Comment

The San Diego Police Department and the San Diego County Probation Department conducted two DUI checkpoints Saturday night that ended in 34 arrests. One of the checkpoints was in the 1400 block of G Street in downtown San Diego and another in the 2400 block of Grand Avenue in Pacific Beach. Both began operating around […]

Checkpoints, PB in SD Media

San Diego police say an overnight DUI checkpoint in Pacific Beach nets 12 arrests

January 19, 2013 No Comments

612 vehicles passed through checkpoint An overnight sobriety and driver license checkpoint in Pacific Beach netted 12 arrests for driving under the influence or drugs, police said Saturday. The checkpoint was set up in the 2600 block of Ingraham Street between 11:02 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. this morning, said San Diego police Officer Mark […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers

DUI checkpoints planned over holiday weekend

December 28, 2012 No Comments

The San Diego Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting DUI and drivers license checkpoints at undisclosed locations within San Diego city limits over the holiday weekend. The first will occur Saturday, Dec. 29 and the second, Monday, Dec. 31. “DUI checkpoints have been an essential part of the phenomenal reduction in DUI deaths that […]

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Garnet Avenue DUI checkpoint nets (14) arrests

September 15, 2012 No Comments

San Diego Police officers arrested 14 suspected drunken drivers and impounded 15 cars last night during a DUI Checkpoint in Pacific Beach. Police officers began checking cars at 10:20 p.m. Friday on Garnet Avenue near Ingraham Street and stayed until 2:38 a.m. Saturday, according to a San Diego Police Department news release. During that time, […]

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SDPD Weekend DUI Checkpoints Net 34 Arrests (16 in PB), 37 Impounds

September 11, 2012 No Comments

The San Diego Police Department Traffic Division conducted DUI checkpoints on Friday September 7, 2012, and on Saturday, September 8, 2012. The checkpoints were made possible by the “DUI Awareness and Enforcement Grant.” The Friday checkpoint was conducted in the 2600 block of Ingraham Street in Pacific Beach. The checkpoint was operational from 10:35 p.m., […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers

SDPD Labor Day Weekend DUI Checkpoints Net 28 DUI Arrests

September 4, 2012 No Comments

The San Diego Police Department conducted three DUI checkpoints during the Labor Day Holiday weekend. The checkpoints were made possible by the “DUI Awareness and Enforcement Grant” from the Office of Traffic Safety. The first checkpoint occurred on Friday, August 31st in the 1500 block of First Avenue in Downtown San Diego. The checkpoint was […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers

16 Arrested at Pacific Beach DUI Checkpoint

August 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 […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers

Pacific Beach Checkpoint Nets 6 Arrests

August 18, 2012 No Comments

Six people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at an overnight checkpoint in Pacific Beach, police said Saturday. A total of 1,183 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, which was set up from 10:18 p.m. Friday to 2:44 a.m. Saturday in the 1600 block of Garnet Avenue, San Diego […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers

Pacific Beach DUI Checkpoint Nets 16 Arrests, 17 Vehicles Impounded

August 11, 2012 No Comments

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego police arrested 16 drivers on suspicion of drunken driving and impounded 17 vehicles during an overnight checkpoint in Pacific Beach, a police officer said Saturday. The checkpoint in the 2400 block of Grand Avenue began 10:09 p.m. Friday and ended today at 2:45 a.m., said San Diego police officer […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers

San Diego police arrest 9 DUI suspects during St. Patty’s Day checkpoints

March 18, 2012 No Comments

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego police officers arrested nine suspected drunken drivers at a downtown checkpoint and extra saturation patrols in Pacific Beach that began St. Patrick’s Day and wrapped up early Sunday. The checkpoint was set up on First Avenue near Beech Street from 10:15 p.m. Saturday to 1:45 a.m. today, according to […]

Checkpoints, Designated Drivers, Drunk Drivers

3 Checkpoints Net 12 Drunken Driving Arrests

December 11, 2011 No Comments

SAN DIEGO — Three checkpoints set up in Pacific Beach, Imperial Beach and Chula Vista overnight netted 12 suspected drunken driving arrests, including one driver who was also arrested for suspicion of possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license, officials said Saturday. The alleged drunken driver in possession of marijuana was stopped at […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers

Pacific Beach Checkpoint Nets 12 Arrests

November 6, 2011 No Comments

SAN DIEGO — San Diego police arrested a dozen people on suspicion of drunken driving and impounded nine vehicles at checkpoint operation that wrapped up early Sunday. Police set up in the 2400 block of Grand Avenue last night and screened 879 vehicles, selecting 37 drivers for scrutiny, according to Officer Mark McCullough. The names […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers

DUI checkpoint moved (with direction from City Hall) from Pacific Beach

August 1, 2011 No Comments

Police say checkpoint moved to downtown to ‘spread enforcement wealth’ PACIFIC BEACH — A DUI checkpoint planned for the Fourth of July weekend in Pacific Beach, where police frequently net a large number of intoxicated drivers, was called off by department brass, a traffic officer reported to the community’s planning group. Officer Mark McCullough, who […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers, Other Communities

PB DUI Checkpoint yields 25 Arrests – Again…

April 16, 2011 No Comments

… At the Pacific Beach checkpoint, on Grand Avenue near Culver Street, San Diego police officers screened 725 vehicles, and arrested 25 drivers for driving under the influence. One driver was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance, and another was arrested for being drunk in public. A total of 29 vehicles were impounded. […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers, PB in SD Media

US senators urge end to drunk driver ‘apps’

March 22, 2011 No Comments

US senators on Tuesday pressed Google, Apple, and Blackberry maker Research in Motion to pull the plug on applications that can help drunk drivers use smart phones to elude police checkpoints. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and fellow Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer, Frank Lautenberg and Tom Udall urged the hi-tech giants to stop selling the […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers

Chula Vista checkpoint snares one DUI suspect

May 22, 2010 No Comments

CHULA VISTA — Officers arrested one drunken driving suspect and impounded 18 vehicles at an overnight checkpoint that ended early today, Chula Vista police said. The checkpoint was staffed at Main Street near Broadway from 6 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Officers gave field sobriety tests to seven drivers and arrested one, said officer Kenneth […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers

Checkpoint yields 13 Drunk Drivers and One Party Bus

May 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 […]

Checkpoints, Designated Drivers, Drunk Drivers, Party Buses

DUI checkpoint yields 6 arrests, 2 citations

May 12, 2008 No Comments

Deputies arrested six motorists and cited two others at a DUI checkpoint Saturday night in Vista. Six motorists were held on suspicion of drunken driving, and two motorists under 21 were cited on suspicion of drinking alcohol before driving. The arrests were made on East Vista Way near Oak Drive, where nearly 1,400 vehicles were […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers

Fishy Letter to Editor: Driver checkpoints yield few arrests

March 25, 2008 No Comments

Is it just me or is it strange to you that an alcohol-industry executive would write a letter to the editor about not doing DUI checkpoints and encouraging doing more roving patrols? What could be her motive? Getting more of her clients (bars/restaurants/stores) customers arrested? Hmmmmm. Here’s the letter: Chula Vista police spent a lot […]

Checkpoints, Commentary, Drunk Drivers

2-day police checkpoint nets seven DUI arrests

March 21, 2008 No Comments

CHULA VISTA: Seven people were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving during a police checkpoint conducted Friday and Saturday, Chula Vista police said. Officers contacted 518 drivers in the two days in the city, including at the checkpoint at Bonita Road and Willow Street. Roughly 50 drivers were cited for various violations, such as driving […]

Checkpoints, Commentary, Drunk Drivers

Police DUI checkpoint yields record 24 arrests

August 25, 2007 No Comments

The San Diego Police Department arrested a record 24 people for driving under the influence Friday, August 24 at a checkpoint. The previous record was 16 at a checkpoint in 2004. In each arrest, the driver’s vehicle was impounded. Three passengers were also arrested for being drunk in public. It should be noted that this […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers

Advisory: Hot Prowl Burglary in PB (aka Man Standing in Sleeping Woman’s Bedroom)

The San Diego Police Department Sex Crimes Unit is currently investigating a hot prowl burglary that occurred near the...

Holiday Week Checkpoints

The Friday, July 5, DUI checkpoint was conducted in the 2600 block of Ingraham Street, and was operational from...

Alcohol Industry Playbook – Confidential

Here’s a handbook illustrating the strategies some bar and restaurant owners use to deflect attention away from their businesses....

Pacific Beach Shore Club Deck Expansion

I want to encourage good businesses in Pacific Beach but, feel like the lack of state and local oversight...

34 Arrested Across 2 DUI Checkpoints

The San Diego Police Department and the San Diego County Probation Department conducted two DUI checkpoints Saturday night that...

Yet Another Police Officer Injured in Drunk Driver Crash

SAN DIEGO – A suspected drunken driver was arrested early Tuesday after he plowed through a stop sign and...

UPDATE: Bad (horrible) day in Pacific Beach – man seriously injured by alleged DUI driver dies

At 9:45 am in Pacific Beach at the busiest intersection in San Diego was nearly entirely closed down for...

5 injured in car accident in Pacific Beach this morning – Possible DUI

Five people are injured after a black Nissan Titan ran a red light in Pacific Beach at around 9:45...

Priest arrested on suspicion of DUI after driving car into building

Ed. Note: My intent is to not be publicly shaming anyone. I wouldn’t normally post this if the fact...

Current Situation and Proposal

This site illustrates problems in a neighborhood of alcohol outlets that are highly concentrated – Pacific Beach. For our...

San Diego police say an overnight DUI checkpoint in Pacific Beach nets 12 arrests

612 vehicles passed through checkpoint An overnight sobriety and driver license checkpoint in Pacific Beach netted 12 arrests for...

Car Crashes into PB Home

Mercedes rammed nearly halfway through the house A suspected drunk driver lost control and crashed into a home in...

DUI checkpoints planned over holiday weekend

The San Diego Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting DUI and drivers license checkpoints at undisclosed locations within...

Pedestrians injured in drunk driving hit-and-run

A man is seriously injured after being hit by a drunk driver in Pacific Beach overnight. A man and...

Bullocks – PB’s Newest Billboard – ~1,100 Sq. Ft.?

Bullocks to this. It looks like the former Jack Daniels billboard, which took over about 1,100 sq. ft. of...

Man jailed after ramming police car in Pacific Beach

A man landed in jail Sunday hours after San Diego police say he beat and choked his girlfriend in...

Garnet Avenue DUI checkpoint nets (14) arrests

San Diego Police officers arrested 14 suspected drunken drivers and impounded 15 cars last night during a DUI Checkpoint...

SDPD Weekend DUI Checkpoints Net 34 Arrests (16 in PB), 37 Impounds

The San Diego Police Department Traffic Division conducted DUI checkpoints on Friday September 7, 2012, and on Saturday, September...

SDPD Labor Day Weekend DUI Checkpoints Net 28 DUI Arrests

The San Diego Police Department conducted three DUI checkpoints during the Labor Day Holiday weekend. The checkpoints were made...

Suspected drunk driver runs over friend

A suspected drunk driver is behind bars after hitting a woman while backing out of a parking space in...

16 Arrested at Pacific Beach DUI Checkpoint

San Diego police in Pacific Beach arrested 16 people on suspicion of drunken driving and impounded 17 vehicles during...

Pacific Beach Checkpoint Nets 6 Arrests

Six people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at an overnight checkpoint...

Pacific Beach DUI Checkpoint Nets 16 Arrests, 17 Vehicles Impounded

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego police arrested 16 drivers on suspicion of drunken driving and impounded 17 vehicles...

Woman Injured In Hit-And-Run In Pacific Beach

Woman Was Crossing Street At Grand Avenue, Cass Street PACIFIC BEACH, Calif. — A woman was rushed to the...

Suspected DUI crash shuts down Ingraham in PB

View more videos at: http://nbcsandiego.com. Source: NBCSanDiego.com View a slideshow from 10News San Diego. UT San Diego Report on...

Jack Daniels Gets in on the Action

One issue with all the alcohol problems we experience is we draw even more marketers of alcohol products. Just...

Police Searching For Hit-And-Run Driver In PB Crash

SAN DIEGO — Police on Tuesday are searching for a hit-and-run driver who hit at least two vehicles in...

(DUI Crash) Driver ordered to pay friend’s medical costs

Driver ordered to pay friend’s medical costs A judge ordered a drunken driver to pay more than $7,500 in...

San Diego police arrest 9 DUI suspects during St. Patty’s Day checkpoints

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego police officers arrested nine suspected drunken drivers at a downtown checkpoint and extra...

Suspected DUI driver runs over woman lying in Hillcrest alley

A suspected drunken driver allegedly ran over a 27-year-old woman who was lying in a Hillcrest alley early Saturday,...

Woman Found Unconscious In PB May Have Been (Sexually) Assaulted

22-Year-Old Found Drunk, Partially Nude In Alley A 22-year-old woman found drunk, unconscious and partially nude in a Pacific...

Coronado Residents Concerned Over Alcohol Permits – San Diego News Story – KGTV San Diego

Some longtime Coronado residents are concerned that their town could soon mimic the bar scene in Pacific Beach or...

PB Shore Club wins Expansion bid

The Pacific Beach Shore Club was approved by the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to expand their premises onto a...

Rally, walk targets Proliferation of alcohol permits in PB

Concerned citizens walk past Crystal Pier on Jan. 27 on their way up Garnet Avenue to get their message...

Judgment Finalized In Legal Battle Over Golden Hill MAD

The judgment is final. Now, a group of residents in Golden Hill and South Park — who have spent...

Charger sued in 2009 bottle incident

A man has filed a lawsuit against San Diego Chargers linebacker Shaun Phillips alleging the player broke a Champagne...

Man Seriously Hurt In Pacific Beach Hit-And-Run

Man Had Just Got Out Of Taxi, Hit By Toyota Yaris, Police Say SAN DIEGO — A 28-year-old man...

Shots Reportedly Fired In Pacific Beach

Shots Reported Fired In 1800 Block Of Hornblend Street POSTED: 7:38 am PST January 19, 2012 SAN DIEGO —...

US ‘drunk driver’ swims off to escape arrest

This is an update of the story below. This story also made international news agencies also shown below. SAN...

Drunk in PB at 2AM? Cops in the Rear View Mirror? Ditch the Car, Disappear in the Ocean!

SAN DIEGO — Authorities searched for hours early Tuesday for a man suspected of drunken driving who ran away...

PB Resident Fights Bar’s Plans To Expand

See the video SAN DIEGO — A Pacific Beach resident told 10News on Tuesday he has proof that too...

3 Checkpoints Net 12 Drunken Driving Arrests

SAN DIEGO — Three checkpoints set up in Pacific Beach, Imperial Beach and Chula Vista overnight netted 12 suspected...

(DUI) Driver Crashes Into Fire Hydrant, Parked Car In PB (at 11am)

A suspected drunken driver was taken into custody Friday after crashing into a fire hydrant and a parked car...

Drunk man breaks into 81 Year Old PB woman’s home

An elderly woman in Pacific Beach woke up Friday morning to find a man in a Chargers jersey sleeping...

Pacific Beach Checkpoint Nets 12 Arrests

SAN DIEGO — San Diego police arrested a dozen people on suspicion of drunken driving and impounded nine vehicles...

Letter: San Diego’s Continuing Taxi Cab Scandal

This is a letter to the editor in response to the article by former Superior Court Judge Larry Sterling...

Another DUI Crash in PB

Early this morning an drunk driver crashed and most likely totaled a parked car on Grand Ave. at Mission...

Bike Police Catch 3 Armed Robbers in PB

Here’s a great story about police catching armed robbers utilizing their bicycle patrols. We’re trying to raise funds to...

KPBS Interview Community Leader, Businessman and ABC

This afternoon KPBS Radio featured a story on the PB Planning Group’s report on the alcohol licensing and CUP...

Officer Hurt After Car Crashes Into Police Car

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