Checkpoint near SeaWorld nets 20 arrests

Sobriety checkpoint held on Ingraham Street


Twenty arrests were made for suspected drunken driving at a sobriety checkpoint on Ingraham Street next to Sea World, which ended at 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

A total of 2,331 vehicles passed through the checkpoint in the 2600 block of Ingraham Street that began at 7:40 p.m. Saturday. A total of 61 of those motorists were detained. Four citations were issues for possession of open alcohol containers in a vehicle. Four juveniles were cited for possessing alcohol and 18 vehicles were impounded.

"The message is simple, drinking alcohol and driving do not mix," said San Diego Police Officer Mark McCullough. "If you plan to consume alcohol, plan not to get behind the wheel of a vehicle or ride a motorcycle."

The national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown is led by the California Office of Traffic Safety with the California Avoid DUI Task Force Campaign, which combines high-visibility enforcement and heightened public awareness through publicity.

Those who witness suspected drunken drivers are urged to report them by calling 911.

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