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Downtown DUI checkpoint yields 15 arrests

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - An overnight sobriety and driver's license checkpoint in downtown San Diego netted 15 motorists suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, police said.

A total of 966 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, which was set up between 11 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. today in the 1500 block of Fifth Avenue, said San Diego police Officer Mark McCullough.

Officers screened 632 vehicles, detained 37 motorists to evaluate their sobriety, and arrested 15 of them on suspicion of DUI, he said.

Sixteen vehicles were impounded and one citation was issued to an unlicensed driver, McCullough said.

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