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Nine arrested during downtown San Diego DUI checkpoint

Posted at 11:36 AM, Oct 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-24 14:36:25-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Nine drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol during a downtown San Diego checkpoint Friday night.

The checkpoint was set up on the 1400 block of G Street between 11 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday.

Throughout the course of the night, police checked more than 1,100 vehicles. Nine people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Another individual was arrested on other criminal charges, police said.

“A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers,” police said in a news release.