3 Checkpoints Net 12 Drunken Driving Arrests

Checkpoints Set Up In Pacific Beach, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista

Three checkpoints set up in Pacific Beach, Imperial Beach and Chula Vista overnight netted 12 suspected drunken driving arrests, including one driver who was also arrested for suspicion of possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license, officials said Saturday.

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The alleged drunken driver in possession of marijuana was stopped at a checkpoint set up on North Fourth Street in Chula Vista from 7 p.m. Friday to midnight, police said.

Officers also found three drivers with a suspended license, five who were without a license and 26 citations were issued for other violations, according to Chula Vista police Officer Alicia Chudy.

The Chula Vista checkpoint was held to increase public awareness, decrease the number of drunken or drugged drivers and to ensure drivers had valid licenses, Chudy said.

San Diego police arrested 10 suspected drunken drivers between 10:13 p.m. Friday and 1:48 a.m. Saturday in the 1600 block of Garnet Avenue, police said. Eight vehicles were impounded and 11 citations were issued.

Nearly 650 vehicles passed through the Pacific Beach checkpoint, police said.

Sheriff's deputies in Imperial Beach made one suspected drunken driving arrest between 8 p.m. Friday and 2:30 a.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of Palm Avenue, and arrested one person for suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, according to the sheriff's department.

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