34 Arrested Across 2 DUI Checkpoints

Police set up checkpoints in East Village and Pacific Beach

By Melissa L. Severeid
|  Sunday, Jun 30, 2013  |  Updated 1:24 PM PDT
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34 Arrested Across 2 DUI Checkpoints

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The San Diego Police Department and the San Diego County Probation Department conducted two DUI checkpoints Saturday night that ended in 34 arrests.

One of the checkpoints was in the 1400 block of G Street in downtown San Diego and another in the 2400 block of Grand Avenue in Pacific Beach.

Both began operating around 11 p.m. Saturday and continued through 3 a.m. Sunday morning.

Police said 1,984 vehicles passed through the checkpoint in East Village. From there, 559 motorists were screened and 32 drivers were detained for further sobriety evaluations.

A total of 19 DUI arrests were made in or near the downtown checkpoint, according to police.

Meanwhile, at the checkpoint in PB, police said about 1,123 vehicles passed through, of which 643 were screened.

Of those, 32 cars were detained for sobriety tests and a total of 15 people were arrested for suspicion driving under the influence.

Altogether, a total of 34 drivers were arrested across the two checkpoints.

Both checkpoints were made possible by a California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) "DUI Mini Grant.”

Last month, two DUI checkpoints in downtown's East Village area and Imperial Beach netted 12 arrests.

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