DUI Checkpoints in East Village, IB Net 12 Arrests

A couple of overnight DUI checkpoints in San Diego netted a combined total of 12 arrests for local law enforcement.

One checkpoint was conducted by the San Diego Police Department in downtown’s East Village area, in the 1400 block of G Street. From 11:05 p.m. Friday until 3 a.m. Saturday, a total of 2,028 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint.

Police officers screened 813 of those vehicles and detained 31 motorists for further sobriety evaluations. A total of 10 DUI-related arrests were made in or near the checkpoint, police said.

The SDPD’s East Village checkpoint was made possible by a California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) "DUI Mini Grant.”

Meanwhile, over in Imperial Beach, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department also set up a “Drive Sober, or Get Pulled Over” DUI checkpoint from 8:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. in the 900 block of Palm Avenue and 9th Street.

Approximately 14 DUI-trained deputies staffed the checkpoint, and 974 vehicles passed through it. A total of 30 motorists were given secondary evaluations, and two were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Another 10 citations were issued for suspended, revoked or no driver’s license, deputies said.

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