SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Eight people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after being stopped at a checkpoint set up overnight in the Mission Bay Park area of San Diego, police said Saturday.
The checkpoint in the 4200 block of Mission Bay Drive was in operation from just before 11 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. this morning, said San Diego police Officer Mark McCullough.
A total of 1,651 vehicles passed through the checkpoint with 969 vehicles screened and 18 drivers evaluated for sobriety, he said.
Police also issued one citation for having an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle and another for marijuana possession, McCullough said.
An 18-year-old student has been hospitalized and is undergoing a psychological evaluation after allegedly threatening her parents with a knife.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping four women during pat-down searches last year.
Chula Vista police will be looking for drivers talking or texting on cell phones Tuesday and through the end of the month as part of "Distracting Driving Awareness Month."