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Downtown DUI checkpoint yields 21 arrests

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - An overnight sobriety and driver's license checkpoint in downtown San Diego yielded 21 arrests of motorists suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, police said Saturday.

The checkpoint was operated from 11:01 p.m. Friday to 3:01 a.m. Saturday in the 1500 block of Fifth Avenue, said San Diego police Officer Mark McCullough.

A total of 1,077 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, with 707 of those screened by officers and 33 motorists checked for sobriety, McCullough said.

Seventeen vehicles were impounded and one citation was issued to an unlicensed driver, he said.

The checkpoint was made possible by a DUI Mini Grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

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