CHULA VISTA (CNS) - One person was arrested for suspicion of drunken driving and several others were cited for vehicle code violations at a checkpoint in Chula Vista Saturday.
Traffic stops were conducted on 40 vehicles, police said. Four drivers were evaluated for suspected drunken driving. and one of those drivers was arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.
A passenger in that vehicle was arrested for an outstanding felony warrant.
A bicyclist was arrested for riding his bicycle under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.
One driver was cited and released for possession of marijuana. Another was cited for driving on a suspended license. Fifteen citations were written for various other vehicle code violations.
The DUI Saturation Patrol aims to increase pubic awareness by decreasing the number of drivers who drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs as well as ensuring drivers have valid driver's licenses.
The Chula Vista Police Department asked the public's continued assistance in reporting drunken drivers by calling 911.
Six rural school districts as well as two schools in San Diego County's eastern region were closed Tuesday and around 30,000 San Diego Gas & Electric customers were without power because of powerful Santa Ana winds and elevated risk of wildfires.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials will shut down several lanes of traffic beginning Tuesday morning at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry to install equipment in preparation for the arrival of the migrant caravan, the agency said.
Santa Ana winds continued Tuesday to plague firefighters battling the deadly Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties as officials re-emphasized to evacuated residents that they must stay away until the area has been declared safe.
Police on Tuesday were searching for a man suspected of robbing a smoothie bar at gunpoint in Mira Mesa.
Santa Ana winds continue Tuesday, weakening Wednesday through Thursday. Very dry and gusty conditions will continue to bring elevated fire risk through Wednesday.
Santa Ana winds picked up again Monday and were expected to continue into Tuesday as firefighters battling the deadly Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties worked to hold back the flames.
Deputies shot and killed a man Monday afternoon during a confrontation at an East County apartment complex.
Among the Paradise residents that lost their homes to the Camp Fire were several graduates of Chula Vista High School.