Holiday Weekend Checkpoints Net 10 DUI Arrests

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    Over the Labor Day weekend, checkpoints across the county resulted in ten DUI arrests, according to officials.

    Saturday evening four people were arrested for suspected drunk driving in Imperial Beach and Chula Vista, according to officials.

    The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department conducted their checkpoint in the 900 block of Palm Ave. in Imperial Beach from around 8:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

    The checkpoint had 537 drivers pass through.

    Two DUI arrests were made and 11 citations were issued for suspended, revoked, or missing driver's licenses and six vehicles were impounded.

    From about 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Chula Vista police had 1,221 vehicles drive through their checkpoint which was located at 1100 E 30th Street and 600 E Street.

    Police said 735 of those vehicles were screened.

    At the end of the operation, two arrests were made for DUIs. Police gave 17 unlicensed, suspended or revoked license citations and 15 other citations.

    On Friday, two DUI checkpoints conducted in the North County overnight yielded six DUI-related arrests, according to officials.

    Sheriff's deputies conducted an overnight checkpoint spanning a five-hour period in the 1200 block of South Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas.

    A total of 618 cars passed through the checkpoint, and three drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A total of 14 drivers were cited for driver license violations as well.

    Meanwhile, in Oceanside, police conducted their own overnight DUI checkpoint between 9:30 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. on Coast Highway south of Eaton Street.

    There, officials also arrested three drivers on suspicion of DUI. Eight other drivers were determined to be unlicensed, police said, and 18 total citations were issued.

    The checkpoints were conducted as part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign over the Labor Day weekend.

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