SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Police kicked off Super Bowl weekend with drunken driving checkpoints that netted 11 arrests, they said Sunday.
Sheriff's deputies along with the "San Diego Avoid the 14" task force held a stationary checkpoint overnight at the 1800 block of Olivehain Road in Encinitas and arrested nine people on suspicion of drunken driving with two repeat offenders, Sgt. Jason Rothlein said.
He said other arrests, during the checkpoint that concluded early Sunday morning, included one person for possession of illegal drugs. Twenty-four citations were issued for driving without a license and five citations were issued for driving with a suspended license.
In Chula Vista, police officers conducted an overnight city-wide saturation roving patrol that ended around 2 a.m. Sunday, Officer Alicia Chudy said.
She said two people were arrested for suspicion of drunken driving, including one repeat offender, while one driver was arrested for possessing marijuana.
Two drivers were arrested for driving with a suspended license and three others with no license, Chudy said.
Authorities said last year's Super Bowl weekend resulted in one drunken driving-related death, 135 drunken driving arrests and four felony drunken driving cases.
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