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Five arrested at DUI checkpoint in La Mesa, San Marcos

Posted at 12:25 PM, Aug 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-21 15:25:32-04

Five drivers were arrested for drunken driving or driving under the influence of drugs during two checkpoints in La Mesa and San Marcos that ended early Sunday.

In La Mesa, 1,035 vehicles were screened in the 7200 block of University Avenue between 7 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 a.m. Sunday, according to La Mesa Police Lt. Greg Runge.

Two arrests were made for suspicion of drunken driving, one for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and one arrest was made for suspicion of being drunk in public, Runge said.

San Diego County Sheriff's deputies set up a checkpoint in the 100 block of West Mission Road in San Marcos Friday night, according to Deputy Yvan Rogers.

One driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, another driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and a third arrest was made of a driver on suspicion of manufacturing false registration tabs, Rogers said.

In addition, there were a total of nine vehicles impounded: four for driving on a suspended driver's license, three for the driver being arrested, one for expired registration over 6 months and one for an underage driver having a .01 percent or greater blood alcohol content.

There were 24 citations issued for various violations including driving without a license, driving on a suspended license, possession of an open container of alcohol in a vehicle, possession of marijuana in a vehicle, child safety seat violations, littering and no vehicle insurance.