East Village checkpoint nets 9 drunken driving arrests

13 vehicles also impounded

SAN DIEGO - Nine motorists were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and 13 vehicles were impounded during an overnight sobriety/driver's license checkpoint in the East Village section of downtown San Diego, a police officer said Sunday.

The checkpoint in the 1400 block of G Street began at 10:57 p.m. Saturday and ended Sunday at 3 a.m., said San Diego police officer Mark McCullough.

McCullough said 2,100 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, with 1,051 of those vehicles being screened by officers.

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