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16 arrested during Pacific Beach DUI checkpoint

Posted at 8:17 AM, Feb 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-01 11:17:10-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego Police arrested more than a dozen drivers suspected of DUIs during a Pacific Beach checkpoint Friday.

Police set up at 2700 Garnet Avenue between 11:04 p.m. and 3 a.m. Saturday, screening 439 vehicles passing through. Of those vehicles, 20 drivers were evaluated.

Fifteen drivers were arrested on suspicion of DUI in or near the checkpoint, police said. One other driver was arrested on other criminal charges. Two citations were issued and 14 vehicles were impounded as a result of the checkpoint.

As San Diego starts Super Bowl weekend, authorities remind drivers to safe on the road between parties and gatherings.

"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," SDPD said.

SDPD says it will be conducting another DUI checkpoint on Saturday.