NATIONAL CITY (CNS) - Drivers planning to take to the roads over the next two holiday weekends were warned Tuesday to "drive sober, or get pulled over."
A national holiday crackdown aimed at actively searching and arresting drunken drivers. will run until Jan. 3. Police, sheriff's deputies and California Highway Patrol officers will deploy DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols throughout the county.
"We've got to work together to make our roads safer this December and year-round," National City police Sgt. Jeffrey Meeks said.
In 2013, more than 10,000 people were killed nationwide in crashes involving a drunken driver.
In a recent study, more drivers tested positive for drugs that impair driving than did for alcohol -- 14 percent vs. 7.3 percent.
Police advised drivers to download the Designated Driver VIP mobile app from the state Office of Traffic Safety, which uses location services to list bars and restaurants that give a kickback to thank designated drivers for planning ahead. App users can also order a ride service from Uber, Lyft or Curb through the app.
Drivers caught drinking and driving can face jail time, fines, loss of their license and other DUI expenses which add up to $10,000 on average, according to police.
A brush fire spread through a La Jolla-area canyon Friday, blackening steep open terrain near clusters of large homes, but causing no reported structural damage or injuries.
Cal-Fire is responding to a ten acre fire in Witch Creek outside of Julian. The fire has been dubbed the Cinnamon Fire.
An unlicensed and uninsured motorist, who fled the scene after hitting a good Samaritan helping two people stranded in a broken- down car in Ocean Beach, was sentenced to a year in local custody.
A 2-year-old girl is in the hospital Friday with serious injuries after she fell from a fourth-floor window at an apartment complex in San Diego's University City neighborhood, police said.
The Trump administration said Thursday that it has reunified 364 children ages 5 and older with their families after they were separated at the border, still leaving hundreds to go before a court-imposed deadline a week away.
Major road repairs are underway on South Twin Oaks Valley Road between Craven road and Barham in San Marcos after a sinkhole formed in the middle of the road.
A 31-year-old woman died when she was struck by a car and killed while walking on a Vista street, authorities said Friday.
Monsoonal moisture will decrease through early next week. Strengthening high pressure will increase temperatures through the next week.
After a heated debate, the Encinitas Planning Commission on Thursday voted against a Beacon's Beach access staircase design.