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Nine arrested at San Diego DUI checkpoint as thousands celebrate Halloween

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Posted at 8:38 AM, Oct 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-27 12:06:09-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego Police arrested nine people suspected of driving under the influence Saturday night.

According to the department, the checkpoint was held on the 1400 block of G Street between 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday.

A total of 2,403 vehicles went through the checkpoint, police say.

More than 400 vehicles were screened, 13 drivers evaluated and nine people arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

San Diego Police said in a news release that they plan to conduct another DUI checkpoint at an undisclosed location on Halloween.

The department also plans to increase patrol on Halloween to screen for intoxicated drivers.

This week, companies like Uber are offering tips on how to get around for Halloween. Click here to check out the deal from Uber.

There's also the option of taking public transportation to get around San Diego. Click here for information from San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System.