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.
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.
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.
Extortion and other charges were filed against 19 people, mostly gang members, following a three-year investigation into the Mexican Mafia prison gang, the San Diego County District Attorney's Office announced Saturday.
It'll be mostly sunny in most of San Diego County Friday after the morning clouds and fog clear along the coast and in the valleys.
Fresh off setting record ratings in its seventh season premiere last weekend, HBO Friday thrilled "Game of Thrones" fans at Comic- Con International at the San Diego Convention Center with a 60-second trailer for upcoming episodes.