Archive for Drunk Drivers

Man pleads not guilty to fatal drunken driving

November 6, 2001 No Comments

J. Harry Jones. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Nov 6, 2001. pg. B.2 A Pacific Beach biochemist pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges that he killed a 20-year-old bicyclist by driving onto a sidewalk along Miramar Road while drunk last Wednesday night. John Hoffman, 54, a director of manufacturing at a […]

Drunk Drivers

PB Leads San Diego with 334 DUI Arrests – in 2001 (aka. Panels to air beach alcohol ban)

February 20, 2001 No Comments

The Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach town councils are scheduled to discuss a total ban on alcohol at beaches during two public hearings today and tomorrow. The Ocean Beach Town Council meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. today at the Ocean Beach Recreation Center, 4726 Santa Monica Ave. Pacific Beach will discuss the issue at […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Drunk Drivers

8 arrested at DUI checkpoints

May 28, 2000 No Comments

San Diego police arrested seven motorists at a sobriety checkpoint in Pacific Beach. Police said 755 vehicles passed through the checkpoint on Grand Avenue near Mission Bay High School. Twenty-five vehicles were stopped for further evaluation and seven motorists were arrested for driving under the influence. The checkpoint was operated from 10:20 p.m. Friday to […]

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Drunken driver gets year in jail in traffic death

February 12, 1999 No Comments

Anne Krueger. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Feb 12, 1999. pg. B.2 A 26-year-old Minnesota man who struck and killed a pedestrian in Pacific Beach while driving drunk was sentenced yesterday to a year in jail. Jason Burg of Rochester, Minn., was placed on five years’ probation and will lose his […]

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Injuring cop, DUI nets year in jail | Victim sought harsh sentence for woman convicted in wreck

December 19, 1998 No Comments

Bill Callahan. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Dec 19, 1998. pg. B.1 They were both in their 20s and so alike in their aspirations to serve society. Daniel Toneck was a young police officer protecting the public. Monica Thayer was on the verge of becoming a high school teacher. Those ambitions […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Drunk Drivers

Reliving a horror barely does justice to memory of pair

November 24, 1996 1 Comment

Joe Cantlupe. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Nov 24, 1996. pg. B.3 CORRECTION | Due to incorrect information from sources, a Sunday column misstated the age and residence of the daughter of a woman killed in a crash authorities said was caused by a drunken driver. Angel New, the daughter of […]

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Police will use grant to trace source of booze in drunk cases

February 3, 1995 No Comments

KELLY THORNTON. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Feb 3, 1995. pg. B.2 For a police department still coping with the death of two officers and the severed leg of another at the hands of drunken drivers, the timing is right for a crackdown. The department received a $100,000 grant yesterday from […]

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Partiers driving through PB provide video

Here’s a video found on YouTube.com of some people drinking in their car (while the driver is using her...

Drunk found on bathroom floor – after illegal entry

Found this post on YouTube.com today of a guy passed out in someone else’s bathroom – clutching a pair...

Local magazine reports on bar expansions

Pacific San Diego did a ‘news’ piece which was more a platform for two bar owners to espouse why...

The U.S. cities with the most drunk driving offenders – San Diego Ranked #1

Cities with the most drunk driving offenders: Driving through San Diego or San Jose? You’re likely to see some...

Hit and Run Driver hits Pedestrian at Cass St. and Grand Ave. this morning

About 12 a.m. this morning a pedestrian was injured by a hit-and-run driver. The pedestrian was crossing the west...

Arizonans ignore boycott, flock to beach

Immigration boycotts and counter boycotts didn’t seem to keep beachgoers from Arizona away from the San Diego shore over...

Booze ban moves closer at popular park

Residents are imploring a San Diego City Council committee to endorse a blanket ban on alcohol at Kate O....

Two men stabbed in Pacific Beach

Two men were injured early Friday morning and another was arrested after police said he attacked them with a...

Compromise in works for park booze ban

PACIFIC BEACH, Calif. -The battle over the Kate Sessions Park booze ban in Pacific Beach continued with a report...

Kate Sessions Park Neighbors May Get Relief

The San Diego Parks and Recreation Department has again reviewed Kate O. Sessions Park as it relates to allowing...

Alleged drunk driver crashes into La Jolla restaurant

SAN DIEGO – A suspected drunk driver barreled over a sidewalk and straight into a La Jolla restaurant Sunday...

Crash victim details scene at Bird Rock cafe

 Bird Rock resident Sherry Macelli described the scene at Cass Street Cafe when a suspected drunk driver’s car...

Charger Steves Wild Rides – Car Show or Cabaret?

If you missed the car show this weekend in Pacific Beach you missed seeing many amazingly beautiful autos from...

La Jolla ramping up with enormous Bar/Restaurant/Nightclub – Mike’s

The following is a handout presented to the La Jolla Town Council as part of my personal public comment:...

Public Urination Wins the Holiday Weekend

PacificBeacher (an independent blogger) was on the scene at Kate Sessions Park this 4th of July weekend. Among the...

City Council Acts Unanimously – Putting Safety First

Floating parties such as the Floatopia events held this year in San Diego will happen no longer. The San...

The Components of the Conditional Use Permit (CUP)

The conditional use permit is a tool the City of San Diego already uses for off-sale liquor licenses, typically...

San Diego Beaches have Record Numbers of Visitors

We were told San Diego beaches would be dried up – visitors would leave in droves – during the...

Wall Street Journal – Front Page: Floatopia

Tomorrow Pacific Beach will make the Wall Street Journal – discussing the unintended consequences of people exploiting a new...

Floatopia: San Diego – July 17

Things were relatively mild in the Floatopia held today. There was a significant police, rescue and lifeguard force at...

ABC gets Award from Alcohol Industry?

You couldn’t make this stuff up. It seems the agency responsible for the enforcement of alcohol laws in California...

2010 Floatopia on Mission Bay : Sail Bay

One of the last Floatopia events will take place July 17, 2010. Our hope is that no one is...

Booze ban at Kate Sessions may be imminent

A booze ban at Kate O. Sessions Memorial Park in Pacific Beach may be imminent, The San Diego Union-Tribune...

Streetlights needing repair – pedestrian and driver hazards

Update: Well, it’s been almost 7 months now and most if not all of the nearly 70 streetlights reported...

San Diego (Pacific Beach) homeowner finds naked man asleep on sofa

SAN DIEGO (AP) – A San Diego resident awoke to a shocking discovery: a naked stranger passed out on...

July 4: No parking available at San Diego beaches

According to San Diego police Lt. James Filley, all public parking lots from Ocean Beach to Torrey Pines are...

PB Community Leader on KPBS with ABC, SD Police and Bar Representative

KPBS did an interview to discuss the alcohol issues in Pacific Beach with Scott Chipman from the PB Planning...

Alcohol industry reaps rewards while California residents and government budgets suffer

Last year, alcohol companies funneled more than $3 million dollars to key California legislative committee members, the Governor’s “Budget...

Man stabbed in PB brawl

SAN DIEGO — A drunk man was stabbed in a brawl in Pacific Beach early Thursday, San Diego police...

War Machine Strikes in PB

SAN DIEGO — A security guard Thursday said a mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine punched him...

Update on PB Town Council vote regarding Shore Club

Reporting on the PB Town Council meeting last night: There were obviously many (i.e. estimated 25 minimum) new ‘members’...

Is the Pacific Beach Town Council putting 50+ years of integrity on the line?

Well, it appears the Pacific Beach Town Council, well past its 50th year in existence,  is at it again....

Planning Group Discusses Alternatives and CUP

The Pacific Beach Planning Group (PBPG) held a public forum tonight where the Alcohol License Review Committee (ALRC) could...

Alcohol Culture of Pacific Beach – Slideshow

Here’s a slideshow pbSpirits.com created and presented to the gathering attendees of the June 2010 Pacific Beach Planning Group’s...

Holiday Beachgoers Keep PB Businesses Busy

SAN DIEGO — An estimated 800,000 peopled headed to San Diego-area beaches during the three-day Memorial Day weekend, and...

Skateboarder Breaks Leg In Hit-And-Run Crash

Incident Happened In Pacific Beach; Driver Sought SAN DIEGO — A skateboarder was recovering Monday from the injuries he...

Kate Sessions Booze Ban Could Move Parties To Other Parks

Kate Sessions Park Is One Of 20 SD Parks Where Alcohol Is Permitted SAN DIEGO — Considered one of...

Chula Vista checkpoint snares one DUI suspect

CHULA VISTA — Officers arrested one drunken driving suspect and impounded 18 vehicles at an overnight checkpoint that ended...

Some Enchanted Gathering…

“He’s drunk off his ass…wavin’ his dick around,” said one SDPD officer to another as he pointed to a...

Drunk Driving Accident

Here’s a video of a drunk driving crash in the core Pacific Beach business district.

Checkpoint yields 13 Drunk Drivers and One Party Bus

San Diego: Police conducted a DUI checkpoint in Pacific Beach and arrested 13 people Saturday night. The checkpoint was...

Winning Formula? Letter submitted by reader…

In response to the Beach & Bay Press April 15 article, “Winning Formula”: It may be a winning formula...

The Shore Club’s Deck

Chaos befell the April 21st Pacific Beach Town Council meeting when 35-year Pacific Beach resident Scott Chipman raised the...

PB Town Council struggles over Shore Club expansion issue

Chaos befell the April 21st Pacific Beach Town Council meeting when 35-year Pacific Beach resident Scott Chipman raised the...

Pub Crawl through PB

Here’s a video of small group going to several bars over the afternoon and evening.

Letter to Editor: Pacific Beach has more to offer than Floatopia

Letters to the Editor San Diego Union Tribune A recent commentary (“Floatopia and the beach booze ban,” March 25)...

Thousands attend Floatopia in PB

For the second year in a row, partiers found a way to float around San Diego’s beach booze ban....

Floatopia – San Diego rafters exploit loophole in law – for now

Leave it to the few that will ruin it for the many. This years Floatopia is now over and...

Floatopia (San Diego) Rising

Lifeguards are preparing for thousands of people partying in Mission Bay this weekend. A screen grab of the Facebook...

Beachgoers, Authorities Prepare For ‘Floatopia’ Party

Thousands of people on spring break are expected to launch rafts and inner tubes in Sail Bay this weekend...