169 arrested at Supercross event
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Law enforcement officers arrested 169 people at a
Supercross race at Qualcomm Stadium over the weekend on suspicion of various alcohol-related
offences, and another six during Mission Valley patrols, authorities said.
California Alcoholic Beverage Control agents, along with sheriff's
deputies and San Diego police officers, joined forces to make the arrests
during the one-day Monster Energy Supercross event Saturday, which opened its
doors at 12:30 p.m., according to state ABC officials.
More than 80 officers issued citations with offenses including
furnishing alcohol to a minor, public drunkenness, possession of false
identification and minors in possession of alcohol, an ABC statement said.
As the main event got underway at 7 p.m. Saturday, sheriff's deputies
and other law enforcement officers from the multi-agency San Diego County Avoid
the 16 Coalition fanned out across Mission Valley in search of drunken drivers,
sheriff's officials said.
Officers and deputies stopped 112 vehicles between the start of the
patrols and 3 a.m. today, sheriff's Sgt. David Cheever said.
Four suspected drunken drivers were arrested, and another suspected of
being under the influence of alcohol and drugs was in possession of cocaine,
Cheever said. Another person with a drug-related warrant was also arrested.
Three drivers were cited for driving with a suspended license, two for
driving without a license and 13 for other traffic offenses, Cheever said.