Police officers and sheriff’s deputies made multiple arrests Friday night at DUI checkpoints scattered across the county.
In Oceanside, authorities say police arrested five suspected DUI drivers at a checkpoint conducted in the 2100 block of South Coast Highway between 9:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
In Mission Bay, police arrested eight drivers on suspicion of DUI at a checkpoint conducted between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. in the 4200 block of Mission Bay Drive. One citation was issued for having an open alcohol contained in a vehicle as well.
In Lemon Grove, sheriff’s deputies manned a DUI checkpoint near the 7900 block of Broadway between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. A total of 505 vehicles passed the checkpoint, and one driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI,
In Poway, deputies ran a checkpoint between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m.in the 12100 block of Poway Road that yielded in one DUI-related arrest.
As always, officials stress the importance of not drinking and driving. DUI checkpoints may be ramped up across the county this weekend due to the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.