PACIFIC BEACH (CNS) - Fifteen people were arrested for suspicion of impaired driving at a San Diego Police Department sobriety checkpoint between 11:06 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday.
A total of 643 of 1,123 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint were screened, San Diego Police officer Mark McCullough said.
"Twenty-nine motorists were detained for a further evaluation of their sobriety and 15 arrests were made in or near the checkpoint," McCullough said.
Thirteen vehicles were impounded.
The checkpoint was made possible by a California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) DUI Mini Grant.
"The message is simple, drive sober or get pulled over," McCullough said. "Drinking alcohol and driving do not mix. If you plan to consume alcohol, you should also plan not to get behind the wheel of a vehicle or ride a motorcycle."
McCullough recommends that people plan a safe way home before festivities begin, designate a sober driver, leave their keys at home or, once impaired, use a taxi, call friends or family for a ride or use public transportation.
Cal Fire firefighters are working to knock down a vegetation fire, dubbed the Lost Fire, off Lost Valley Road near Warner Springs.
Signs warning of shark in the area of Silver Strand State Beach have been posted following a report of a shark sighting Saturday morning.
A ticket with five numbers in Friday's drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery, but missing the Mega number, was sold at a CVS pharmacy in Chula Vista and is worth $1,502,885.
Pop Culture Hero Coalition created the first-ever outreach against bullying at a Comic-Con in 2013, and has since participated in over 30 conventions. The group is hosting an anti-bullying panel at Comic-Con Day 3 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 28DE.
A young father detained by immigration officials and facing deportation was freed Friday, and a protest planned for Fallbrook Saturday will instead be turned into a celebration, community leaders said.
Civil rights leader John Lewis led a march through Comic-Con on Saturday. About 1,000 people joined the Georgia Democrat on a march through the crowded San Diego Convention Center following a panel discussion of about his trilogy of graphic novels, "March."
Politicians will join celebrities at Comic-Con International Saturday in San Diego as the annual celebration of the popular arts enters its third day at the convention center.