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San Diego Sheriff arrest 22 in San Diego DUI crackdown

On Behalf of | Aug 26, 2014 | Firm News |

Police are out in full force in search of DUI drivers. Police will stop you and likely begin a San Diego DUI investigation if they believe there is a hint of a possibility of a DUI this includes.

-Being out late.

-In an area of town with several bars and drinking establishments.

-Committed a driving infraction (like rolling a stop sign)

-Red Eyes (which could be from being up late or in the water).

In any of these events, these all provide clues that there may be a San Diego DUI.

Be safe and careful. Trust me, those officers will error on the side of arresting. Just know your rights.

Sheriff’s deputies and police officers netted 22 drunk driving arrests at five separate checkpoints and operations across San Diego County this weekend, authorities said Sunday.

Sheriff’s deputies began the weekend crackdown with a drunk driving operation in and around the Del Mar racetrack from 5 p.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday, Sgt. David Cheever said. Three drivers were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving while 12 more were issued citations.

A sheriff’s checkpoint in Santee on the 9200 block of Carlton Hills Boulevard was operational from 8 p.m. Friday to 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Sgt. Scott Hill said. Four drivers were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, one other arrest was made and 10 drivers were cited.

An Escondido police checkpoint on Friday night near the intersection of Centre City Parkway and Decatur Way netted two drunken driving arrests, Lt. Justin Murphy said.

The most successful of the weekend’s checkpoints operated in San Diego in the 1400 block of G Street from 11 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday, San Diego police Officer Mark McCullough said. Officers arrested 11 drivers on suspicion of drunken driving and impounded 11 vehicles.

Deputies in Solana Beach operated the sheriff’s department’s third weekend checkpoint from about 8:20 p.m. Saturday to about 2 a.m. today at the 500 block of North Highway 101, Cpl. Brenda Sipley said. Two drivers were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and 16 drivers were cited, including two for possession of marijuana.

All five operations were funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The full article can be found here.

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