San Diego Police Department conducted a drunk driving checkpoint on Grand Avenue at Mission Bay High School in Pacific Beach on Saturday night. Of the 725 cars that were initially screened, 48 drivers were sent for secondary evaluation, and 25 people were arrested for alleged drunk driving.
This drunk driving checkpoint was funded by a grant that was given to the San Diego Police Department by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Pacific Beach has one of the highest DUI arrest rates in San Diego County. The summer-like weather brings many people out to the beach areas and many indulge in refreshing cocktails. The police know this so they step up their efforts to enforce drunk driving laws during warm weather periods. So look out for more drunk driving enforcement through saturation patrols and DUI checkpoints as the summer approaches.
We will continue to monitor various media sources for drunk driving enforcement and checkpoint information. Check back to this blog often for announcements regarding the dates, times, and locations of such efforts by law enforcement. If you are aware of a checkpoint that is not posted on this site, please use the “Contact Us” form on this page to notify us and we will publish the information for other followers of this blog.
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