Pacific Beach Checkpoint Nets 12 Arrests

Checkpoint Located In 2400 Block Of Grand Avenue

San Diego police arrested a dozen people on suspicion of drunken driving and impounded nine vehicles at checkpoint operation that wrapped up early Sunday.

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Police set up in the 2400 block of Grand Avenue last night and screened 879 vehicles, selecting 37 drivers for scrutiny, according to Officer Mark McCullough.

The names of those arrested were unavailable early Sunday.

The impounded vehicles were taken away from lone drivers arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and people found to be driving without valid licenses. In some cases, impounded cars can be held for up to 30 days, with the owner being responsible for towing and storage charges.

The salaries of the officers who participated in the drunken driving/license checkpoint were covered by federal grant administered by the state Office of Traffic Safety.

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