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15 arrested at DUI checkpoint in Pacific Beach

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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.


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