19 Arrested at Downtown DUI Checkpoint

By Monica Garske
|  Sunday, Nov 25, 2012  |  Updated 10:03 AM PDT
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19 Arrested at Downtown DUI Checkpoint

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Police made a total of 19 arrests at a DUI checkpoint conducted in downtown San Diego Saturday night through early Sunday morning.

According to the SDPD, the checkpoint was set up in the 1500 block of 1st Avenue from 10:50 p.m. through 3 a.m.

During that time, a total of 1,397 vehicles passed through and 836 of those cars were screened by officers. Police said 28 motorists were detained for further sobriety evaluations. From there, 19 people were arrested on suspicion of DUI in or near the checkpoint and 18 vehicles were impounded.

This checkpoint, like many others across the county, was funded by a UC Berkeley “DUI Mini Grant.”
 

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