We have explored Pacific Beach checkpoints and saturation patrols. It is part of the San Diego landscape. As we head into memorial day and the summer please remember to be safe. This includes not even getting close to the line of not being impaired by just having “a few” drinks. To get to a blood or breath test means you are arrested, your cars is impounded, and it will not be getting easier. The best thing to do is RESPECTFULLY refuse to talk to the officer, ask him your desire is to move on, and refuse all field sobriety tests. When the officer arrests you (and they likely will)….take a blood test.
A pair of overnight checkpoints in the East Village and Mission Bay Park that wrapped up early Sunday netted 23 suspected drunken driving arrests.
Both checkpoints at 14th and G streets and on Mission Bay Drive near Interstate 5 were operational from 11:15 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday, according to San Diego police Officer Mark McCullough.
Nearly 1,800 vehicles passed through the downtown checkpoint, and 880 drivers were screened. Officers detained 24 drivers for further evaluation and made 10 suspected drunken driving arrests at or near the checkpoint, McCullough said.
Police officers screened 772 of the 1,917 drivers who passed through the Mission Bay Park checkpoint, with 16 of those held for further evaluation. On or near that checkpoint, 13 people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, McCullough said.
The checkpoints were funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.
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