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.
Pancho Segura, who rose from poverty to win six U.S. Pro singles and doubles championships and was one of the world's top amateur players in the 1940s and professionals in the 1950s, has died. He was 96.
The sea of pink continued Sunday with thousands marching in the name of breast cancer research funding on the third - and final - day of the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day.
A mistaken bump led to a man getting bit and cut with a knife near the Ocean Beach Pier, police said Sunday.
A man died after his body caught fire, police said Saturday. At 11:30 p.m. Friday, police received a call regarding a person on fire in a field near 5200 Pacific Highway in Mission Bay Park, according to the San Diego Police Department.
One person was found dead, apparently drowned as up to seven people tried to enter the United States through the rough surf off La Jolla overnight, firefighters said Sunday.
The San Diego Rescue Mission opened its doors to the homeless community on Saturday for its annual Thanksgiving celebration.
Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst, local business owners and first responders teamed up for an all-to-real feeling hazard drill on Saturday.
A 5-year-old girl who was abducted from New York by her 32-year-old mother, who does not have custody of the child, was found safe Saturday in San Diego, police said.
Before Saturday, Marine veteran Joshua Ray, his wife and six children had just one vehicle to use for all of their family business, and Ray had to take the train from Oceanside to San Diego every day to get to work.