SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A total of 160 motorists were jailed on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in San Diego County over the Super Bowl weekend, an increase of 18.5 percent over the comparable two-day period in 2010, authorities said Monday.
During the weekend of last year's Super Bowl, there were 135 local DUI arrests, and one person died in an accident involving a suspected drunken driver, according to sheriff's officials. Four of this year's arrests stemmed from injury accidents, but none resulted in a fatality.
The county's Avoid the 14 DUI Task Force supplemented law enforcement throughout the region, staffing a sobriety checkpoint on Olivenhain Road in
Encinitas on Saturday night and deploying special patrols in more than 20 communities on Sunday.
Authorities sought to discourage Super Bowl-related drunken driving this year through a national public education campaign titled "Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk," a joint project of the National Football League, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the HERO Campaign and Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management Coalition.
A soldier from the San Diego area died as a result of a "non-combat related" incident in Kosovo, the Department of Defense said Friday.
Law enforcement agencies across San Diego County are planning to crack down on drunken driving over the three-day Memorial Day weekend.
A two vehicle crash left one person critically injured Friday in Emerald Hills, according to authorities.
Some of the smartest high school students in San Diego County will be in Atlanta this weekend competing in the National Quiz Bowl Championship.
Californians Aware, a statewide group that advocates for government transparency, Friday expressed concern over a soon-to-take- effect San Diego Unified School District policy to delete most emails after one year.
Millions of Southern Californians will be taking to the roads and airways Friday as the Memorial Day travel crunch goes into high gear, and the large crowds will likely test the patience of motorists and airline passengers.
Several good Samaritans, including a grandmother, disregarded their own safety today when they helped subdue and disarm a knife- waving man who attacked the driver of a bus full of schoolchildren in a rural neighborhood in southeastern San Diego County.
An animal known as the San Quintin Kangaroo rat and native to Baja California is back from the brink of extinction.
As Memorial Day weekend approaches, San Diego Blood Bank CEO David Wellis today encouraged those who haven't recently donated blood to consider scheduling an appointment.