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DUI patrols planned throughout San Diego County ahead of July Fourth holiday weekend

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Posted at 2:19 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 17:19:37-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents about drinking and driving ahead of the busy Fourth of July holiday weekend.

The department says it will be conducting increased DUI patrols on Saturday, July 4 and over the course of the weekend.

The department also plans to hold an impaired driving checkpoint in North County Friday night.

Last year, deputies arrested more than 1,300 people for impaired driving. So far in 2020, 387 drivers have been arrested for driving under the influence, the department says.

"No one should ever drive under the influence," said Sheriff Bill Gore. "Throughout the pandemic, deputies have continued to enforce impaired driving laws. Don't drink and drive."