SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego has the highest percentage of drivers with alcohol-related driving violations among the nation's 20 largest cities, according to a study released Monday.
The study by the insurance information website Insurance.com was based on information reported by users seeking auto premium quotes over the last three years.
Three other California cities were on the list -- San Jose was second, Los Angeles seventh and San Francisco eighth.
Though factors such as proximity to colleges or popular urban night-life centers might affect a city's level of alcohol-related violations, strict law enforcement also could play a key role, the study notes.
Here is the ranking of the cities studied. Boston was excluded due to lack of available data.
1) San Diego
2) San Jose
3) Charlotte, N.C.
5) Columbus, Ohio
7) Los Angeles
8) San Francisco
9) Austin, Texas
10) Jacksonville, Fla.
11) San Antonio
14) Fort Worth, Texas
15) Memphis, Tenn.
17) New York
San Diego and other areas of Southern California may get significant rain this week, according to the National Weather Service.
A man was shot and killed by police at an officer- involved shooting in Escondido, a sheriff's lieutenant said Sunday.
A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.
A large plume of smoke filled the sky in Miramar on Saturday morning after a concrete supply building went up in flames.
SANDAG began removing call boxes along urban highways throughout the San Diego region this month and will continue to do so through June, reflecting a decrease in call volume due to the increase in cell phone ownership.
Authorities today announced that police have arrested a suspect in connection with Friday's sexual assault on the campus of San Diego Mesa College. The name of the suspect was not immediately released.
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.
On Friday, San Diego Police announced their search for a suspect involved in a robbery off the San Diego State University campus.
A court-appointed receiver has taken control of a Pacific Beach "hoarder house" that has accumulated trash, created unsafe conditions for children and harbored vermin in recent years, the San Diego City Attorney's Office announced Friday.