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.
Testimony is set to resume Wednesday in a preliminary hearing for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping and illegally detaining women while on patrol last year.
Jury selection was scheduled to begin Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of gunning down his ex-wife in their Lakeside home and then trying to commit suicide by inhaling carbon monoxide.
A San Diego State student awoke to find a man rummaging through her apartment near campus early Wednesday, police said.
Three months after proposing a ballot measure to increase the minimum wage in San Diego, City Council President Todd Gloria is scheduled Wednesday to release details of the plan, including an amount.
An 18-year-old student has been hospitalized and is undergoing a psychological evaluation after allegedly threatening her parents with a knife.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping four women during pat-down searches last year.