SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Seven people were arrested for suspicion of drunken driving overnight at three DUI checkpoints in San Diego County.
In Oceanside, five people were arrested between 9:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 a.m. Saturday at a checkpoint in the 2100 block of South Coast Highway. Two other drivers at the Oceanside checkpoint were cited for being unlicensed.
One driver was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving at a similar checkpoint in Poway at 12100 Poway Road, which ended at 3 a.m.
In Lemon Grove at a checkpoint near the 7900 block of Broadway, another arrest on suspicion of drunken driving was made by 11 sheriff's deputies who screened 505 vehicles between 8 p.m. Friday and 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
Nine citations were issued for suspended, revoked or no driver's license, and five vehicles were impounded.
Police said the purpose of DUI checkpoints is to remove impaired or unlicensed drivers from the roadway, as well as to educate the public on the dangers of drunken driving thereby increasing the safety of all drivers. Research shows crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted frequently.
In San Diego, the "Great American Eclipse" will have maximum visibility at 10:23 a.m. Monday, August 21. Southern California residents will have about 60 percent darkness at that time.
With just a week to go, many people across the U.S. are buzzing about the "Great American Eclipse."
Hundreds of people rallying against illegal immigration and counter-protesters opposing their stance were squaring off today along the shore at Broadway and Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.
The San Diego LGBT Community Center and other social justice groups held a rally against hate in response to the Alt-Right rallies held across the country in recent days.
A whale watching boat spotted a whale four miles off the coast of Point Loma entangled in fishing line.
A man was seriously injured when he was struck by a hit-and-run motorist in the Mira Mesa community of San Diego, a police officer said Sunday.
Temperatures are expected to be about average over the next week throughout San Diego County with the warmest temperatures in that period expected over the weekend.
San Diego Gas & Electric officials said they expect to lose about 500 megawatts of solar energy production during tomorrow's solar eclipse, but they expect to have enough power on hand to meet demand.
Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was 91.