3 Killed on Roadways Over Holiday Weekend

Weekend also sees 60 arrests for DUIs

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    Three people were killed on San Diego-area roadways over the holiday weekend period that ended at 6 a.m. today, according to the California Highway Patrol.

    A 46-year-old Tijuana man sustained fatal injuries when he attempted to cut across two lanes on Interstate 5 just north of the U.S.-Mexico Border about 5:10 Friday, and collided with a truck, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office and the California Highway Patrol.

    An 89-year-old San Diego was killed in a collision with another car, after reportedly running a red light near Lindbergh Field on Thanksgiving, the Medical Examiner's Office reported.

    CHP also reported that an unidentified pedestrian in his late 20s who was struck by multiple vehicles on Interstate 5 just south of Oceanside Harbor Drive on Saturday  night.

    CHP officers arrested 60 suspected drunken drivers this holiday weekend, as of 6 a.m. Saturday, according to a report.

    The arrests were made for people who were suspected drunken driving arrests on freeways and in unincorporated areas and the number grew by one from the same period last year, according to the CHP.

    DUI arrests were down Statewide from 975 reported in 2010, to 903 this year, according to CHP data.

    Statewide, 14 fatalities were reported, including one bicyclist and a pedestrian. Nine of the vehicle occupants killed were not wearing seatbelts, the CHP reported.