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Parties and police pack downtown San Diego

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – San Diegans rang in the New Year around the county and one area that was particularly busy was downtown, where police were out in full force.

Officers set up a DUI checkpoint at 15th and G Streets to keep intoxicated drivers off the road.

Checkpoints were also in place around the rest of the county to protect other drivers and stop those who partied too much.

And thanks to special grants, San Diego is one of four California cities that had additional law enforcement during the holiday - especially in nightlife areas.

After the stroke of midnight, celebratory gunfire and fireworks were heard throughout City Heights and other areas. Police responded to all reports of gunfire and made any necessary arrests. There is no report of how many people were taken into custody.

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