MISSION BEACH (CNS) - Twenty arrests were made for suspected drunken driving at a sobriety checkpoint on Ingraham St. next to SeaWorld, which ended at 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
A total of 2,331 vehicles passed through the checkpoint that began at 7:40 p.m. Saturday. A total of 61 of those motorists were detained. Four citations were issued for possession of open alcohol containers in a vehicle. Four juveniles were cited for possessing alcohol and 18 vehicles were impounded.
"The message is simple, drinking alcohol and driving do not mix," said San Diego Police Officer Mark McCullough. "If you plan to consume alcohol, plan not to get behind the wheel of a vehicle or ride a motorcycle."
The national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown is led by the California Office of Traffic Safety with the California Avoid DUI Task Force Campaign, which combines high-visibility enforcement and heightened public awareness through publicity.
Those who witness suspected drunken drivers are urged to report them by calling 911.
For more information visit www.californiaavoid.org.