Weekend DUI checkpoints net 29 arrests
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Twenty-nine motorists were facing drunken driving
charges Monday following their arrests at two separate sobriety checkpoints in
downtown San Diego over the weekend, police announced Monday morning.
The checkpoints were held from 11 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday in the
1500 block of First Avenue and in the 1400 block of G Street, according to San
Diego police Officer Mark McCullough.
A total of 949 motorists were screened by officers as they passed
through the First Avenue checkpoint and of those, 11 were arrested on suspicion
of drunken driving, he said. On G Street, 798 motorists were screened and 18 of
them were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, according to McCullough.
“The message is simple, `Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,”' he said.
“Drinking alcohol and driving do not mix. If you plan to consume alcohol, you
should also plan not to get behind the wheel of a vehicle or ride a