SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The California Highway Patrol arrested 68 motorists on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in the San Diego area over the Memorial Day weekend, 15 fewer than last year, the state agency reported Tuesday.
No fatalities occurred on local roads over the 78-hour period, according to the CHP.
Statewide, traffic accidents claimed 25 lives from 6 p.m. Friday to 11:59 p.m. Monday, three more than in the comparable period in 2011, and 1,305 people were jailed on suspicion of DUI, as compared with 1,367 last year.
In addition to freeways, the CHP's jurisdiction includes all roads in unincorporated areas.
Authorities Friday released the name of a lawman who opened fire on an assault suspect who allegedly charged him with a machete over his head in a busy intersection near Grossmont Center mall.
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.