DUI Checkpoint Near SDSU Yields 11 Arrests

A total of 1,367 vehicles passed through a checkpoint conducted on College Avenue Friday night

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    A DUI checkpoint conducted by the San Diego Police Department in the college area Friday night yielded a total of 11 arrests, police confirmed Saturday.

    The checkpoint was set up in the 5100 block of College Avenue, adjacent to San Diego State University. It operated from 10:19 p.m. until 3:02 a.m., police said.

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    In that time period, police said a total of 1,367 cars passed through the checkpoint. Officers screened 962 of those vehicles and 23 drivers were detained for further field sobriety evaluations.

    In the end, police said 11 people were arrested for suspicion of DUI and 11 vehicles were impounded.

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    "The message is simple, `Drive sober or get pulled over.’ Drinking alcohol and driving do not mix. If you plan to consume alcohol, you should also plan not to get behind the wheel of a vehicle, or ride a motorcycle," said Officer Mark McCullough.

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