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.
One person was killed Friday in a crash involving a motorcycle on northbound Interstate 5 in Carlsbad.
Covet Canyon, a paramilitary training camp in the East County, is in financial trouble after the owner defaulted on property payments. Owner Marc Halcon has 90 days to make good on the debt or the 160 acre property could fall into foreclosure and auction.
Spencer Abbott had two goals and two assists after missing two games and Eric Fehr scored twice in his debut with the San Diego Gulls in an 8-3 victory over the Tucson Roadrunners Friday night.
On Friday, a fourth woman came forward with disturbing allegations of sexual assault by a San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Angry Poway Unified School District parents on Friday packed the sidewalk calling for a local teacher to be fired after sending inappropriate text messages to a teenage student.
The unemployment rate in San Diego County dropped to 3.7 percent last month from 4.1 percent in September, according to state figures released Friday.
Black Friday is a week away, but many retailers are now making you wait. This year, companies are offering discounts the entire week leading into Black Friday. News 8's Eric Kahnert reports on some of the goods you can get during Black Friday "week."
A sea of pink will travel through San Diego starting Friday for the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day. The 60 mile journey kicks off early Friday morning and ends Sunday evening at the final destination – the celebratory Closing Ceremony.
Camp Pendleton and Naval Base San Diego have among the highest rates of sexual assaults reported to the military among Marine Corps and Navy bases worldwide, according to a Department of Defense report released Friday.