SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Law enforcement officers throughout San Diego County will be out in force Friday looking for suspected drunken drivers as part of a Halloween crackdown, according to sheriff's officials.
The "Avoid the 15" anti-DUI task force, named for the number of area law enforcement agencies involved, began stepped-up patrols Thursday and plans to continue the crackdown through Nov. 4, according to San Diego County sheriff's Lt. Phil Brust.
A saturation patrol operation is scheduled for Saturday in the vicinity of the San Diego State University campus, Brust said.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 48 percent of highway deaths on Halloween night nationwide in 2010 involved a drunken driver.
Sheriff's officials advised revelers to plan a safe way home before festivities begin; use a sober driver, taxi or public transportation; and to stop would-be drunken drivers before they get behind the wheel.
San Diego police are trying to make contact with a robbery suspect inside a house in the 4300 block of Beta in the Mountain View area.
According to Scripps Ranch residents, for weeks they've been waking up to deep scrapes and scratches that someone keyed in their vehicles, and on Sunday an arrest was made in connection with the incidents.
A son called police after discovering the bodies of his parents Sunday inside their home in Vista, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
The San Diego Gulls team-record-tying eight-game winning streak ended Monday with a 5-2 loss to the Ontario Reign at Ontario.
Cold weather, light rain, mountain snow and gusty winds are all in the cards for San Diego County beginning Monday, forecasters said.
Some public facilities will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day and the Metropolitan Transit System will offer reduced service.
One person was killed and several others seriously injured in a head-on crash Sunday in Scripps Ranch.
A 71-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of stabbing her 31-year-old son at least four times with a kitchen knife, when an argument at their San Diego home Sunday escalated into a fight.