SAN DIEGO (CNS) - California Highway Patrol officers arrested 14 suspected drunken drivers on San Diego County's freeways and in unincorporated areas between about 6 p.m. New Year's Eve and 6 a.m. Wednesday, authorities said.
Over the same time period one year ago, 23 suspected drunken drivers were arrested by the CHP in San Diego County, according to CHP officials.
Law enforcement agencies throughout the county reported no fatalities during the most recent New Year's reporting period, compared to one local fatality a year ago, CHP officials said. One person was found in a wrecked truck on State Route 67 in Lakeside minutes after the reporting period ended, and later died in a hospital.
Statewide, CHP officers arrested 324 suspected drunken drivers, 10 fewer than a year ago, the CHP reported. Law enforcement officers throughout the state reported five fatalities this year, compared to four last year, authorities said.
Escondido police officers patrolling the city's streets for suspected drunken drivers on New Year's Eve made two arrests, and issued two citations for driving without a license or with a suspended license, a police official said.
Two dogs attacked a woman and her toddler son on an East County roadside Thursday, leaving them seriously injured, authorities said.
A San Diego man who beat, raped and strangled a female friend after watching her have sex with another couple, then stuffed her body in a suitcase and put it out with the trash was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
On Friday, more pups across the country will join their masters at the office, gym and other businesses for the 20th annual Take Your Dog to Work Day.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris toured the Otay Mesa Immigration and Detention Facility Friday and visited migrant mothers who were separated from their children.
Three buildings on the campus of San Diego State University were briefly evacuated Friday due to a gas leak.
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As the weather heats up, County Animal Services says you may see more rattlesnakes out and about. The department has already received 656 rattlesnake calls since the beginning of the year, 100 more than last year at this time. Some 30 calls came in since last Wednesday.
A bleeding, gravely injured man banged on the door of a Lemon Grove home in an apparent last-gasp plea for help, and his death a short time later prompted sheriff's deputies to launch a homicide investigation, authorities said Friday.
High pressure over Northern Mexico will warm temperatures Friday. Coastal areas cooler due to weak onshore flow. Excessive heat warning in effect for San Diego County deserts through Friday evening.