SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Officers staffing sobriety checkpoints and special patrols throughout the San Diego area over the July 4th holiday weekend jailed 334 motorists on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs -- a three-year high in DUI arrests, authorities reported.
"The rising arrests are a huge concern for law enforcement (and) at the same time a job well done by all law enforcement in San Diego (County) in removing drunk drivers from the road before tragedy strikes," sheriff's Sgt. Jason Rothlein said.
Over the comparable period last year, 270 people were booked in the region for allegedly driving while intoxicated.
In the city of San Diego, police arrested 46 people on suspicion of DUI between Friday and Monday and impounded 35 vehicles for various offenses, SDPD Officer Mark McCullough said. A total of 3,271 vehicles passed through sobriety checkpoints in the city this Fourth of July weekend, according to McCullough.
Dozens of people on Saturday fell victim to a brunch scam that was supposed to take place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
One person was shot and seriously injured outside a Kearny Mesa restaurant Friday night - sending diners running for cover.
A man who might have died trying to surf in a rain- swollen Escondido runoff channel on Valentine's Day has been identified.
A small private jet inbound to San Diego International Airport suffered primary brake failure but was still able to land safely on Saturday, officials said.
Weekend conditions are looking cool and wet. Stronger, colder system on Sunday will bring a chance of snow to San Diego mountains.
Six hundred active duty military and veterans will get a unique and intimate concert at the Belly Up on Monday February 18th.
The U.S. Navy will commission its newest combat ship on Saturday, the USS Tulsa, which will eventually be docked in San Diego.
On February 14, 2018, Aalayah Eastmond was in class at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida when a gunman opened fire.
A San Diego family received a sweet surprise on Valentine’s Day after a fellow diner unexpectedly paid their $52.75 Red Lobster tab and left a sweet note for the mother.
The push to clean up the canyon underneath the Vermont Street Bridge in University Heights is getting more aggressive.