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Downtown DUI checkpoint nets 8 arrests

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Eight motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at an overnight sobriety and driver's license checkpoint in downtown San Diego, police said Saturday.

The checkpoint was set up from just after 10 p.m. Friday to around 2:45 a.m. in the 1500 block of First Avenue, said San Diego police Officer Mark McCullough.

A total of 2,364 vehicles passed through and 1,452 were screened by officers, he said, adding that 23 drivers were detained for sobriety tests.

Eight vehicles were impounded and one person was arrested for public intoxication, McCullough said.

The checkpoint was funded through a UC Berkeley DUI Mini Grant, he said.

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