IMPERIAL BEACH (CNS) - South Bay police officers and sheriff's deputies conducted a multi-agency saturation patrol overnight aimed at decreasing the number of drunken drivers, police announced Saturday.
Three people were arrested for suspected drunken driving, one of whom was a repeat offender, police said. Sixteen drivers had their vehicles impounded and were cited for driving without a valid license.
This was considered a successful operation, police said, both in the number of drunken drivers removed from the street, and in the amount of public awareness it generated.
A similar operation conducted overnight in Chula Vista netted three arrests for suspected drunken driving also, according to Chula Vista police Lt. Scott Arsenault.
Police stopped 78 vehicles, and issued 40 citations to drivers. Four drivers were cited for driving without a valid license, and one was cited for driving with a suspended license.
One person was arrested and released for possessing marijuana and another was cited for having an open alcohol container, Arsenault said.
Sheriff's detectives were conducting a follow-up investigation Friday after determining that a pair of bomb threats made against two North County high schools late Thursday night was likely part of a "swatting" hoax, authorities said.
After weeks of school threats countywide, local leaders are announcing a plan of action to put a stop to it.
For the first time, the SwimRun will be part of the 45th San Diego Crew Classic; the huge athletic event will be at Mission Bay.
Testimony continued Thursday in the civil lawsuit surrounding the mysterious death of Rebecca Zahau as her boyfriend Jonah Shacknai took the stand.
The bulk of the rain is over however there will be another slight chance of light showers in the mountains late Saturday night into Sunday morning.
A man rescued by firefighters and a Sheriff's Deputy from a burning mobile home in Spring Valley was detained and being questioned Friday morning on suspicion of intentionally sparking the blaze, authorities said.
A group of North County lifeguards were honored Thursday night with the Medal of Valor for saving the life of a boater who wound up stranded on a jetty last October.
A San Bernardino man was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for carrying out a credit/debit fraud scheme that targeted retail stores, restaurants and hotels throughout San Diego County, prosecutors announced Thursday.
The defense team of a Marine accused in a fatal stabbing on a California Marine Corps base argued Thursday that the death was a tragic accident and the two friends were playing around with a knife.