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3 DUI Checkpoints Yields 19 Arrests, 37 Citations in San Diego County

The checkpoints were held in Oceanside, National City and the Pacific Beach neighborhood of San Diego.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Police agencies across the county held drunken driver checkpoints Friday night and early this morning, which led to 19 arrests in Pacific Beach and National City.

The San Diego Police Department made 16 drunken driving arrests at the checkpoint in the 2700 block of Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach, Officer Mark McCullough said. That checkpoint ran from 11 p.m. Friday until 3 a.m. today.

The National City Police Department conducted a similar drunken driver checkpoint in the 2600 block of Highland Avenue in National City from 6 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. today. Officers arrested one driver for drunken driving and two drivers for being under the influence of drugs, police said.

Officers there also issued 37 citations for driving on a suspended license or driving without a license.

A checkpoint at Oceanside Boulevard and Vine Street in Oceanside ran from 9:30 p.m. Friday to 1:30 a.m. today, and it resulted in no arrests, the Oceanside Police Department reported.

—City News Service
Donald Snyder June 09, 2014 at 11:49 AM
Of course, now we will hear from all the bleeding heart people about invading our rights when they set up these check points. Count me as not one of them. I wish we would have more of these so we can get all of the people who do not wish to abide by our laws of the streets. I pay my insurance, I have a valid drivers license because it's the law. And just think if this country had the balls to deport all of the people breaking the law by living her illegally. They cause our rates to go up and if we're hit by one of them, good luck. Are you tired of your insurance bill coming in higher and higher. Figure it out why that is happening. For all of you who don't think I have a heart, I do. I am just sick and tired of helping everyone else and not our own citizens of our country. Lets start with us first and then worry about the rest of the world. Set up these check points, find the criminals, do the Obama and load them on a bus and drop them off. However, unlike our Commander in Chief who thinks Arizona is the U.S. border, drop them off a little further south and let Mexico clean up their mess for once.

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