Downtown DUI Checkpoint Nets 12 Arrests

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    A DUI checkpoint conducted the San Diego Police Department in downtown San Diego resulted in 12 DUI-related arrests.

    Police officers manned the checkpoint in the 1500 block of 5th Avenue from 11:05 p.m. Friday until 3 a.m. Saturday.

    During that period, 912 cars passed through the checkpoint and 516 of those vehicles were screened by officers. A total of 28 motorists were detained for further sobriety evaluations and, in the end, a total of 12 suspected DUI drivers were arrested.

    Officers arrested an additional subject for reckless driving after he allegedly turned his car around and drove the wrong way on the one-way street, without headlights, in an attempt to avoid the checkpoint, police said.

    The checkpoint was funded by a California Office of Traffic Safety “DUI Mini Grant.”
     

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