SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Law enforcement officers throughout San Diego County will be on the lookout Friday and over Memorial Day weekend -- one of the busiest travel weekends of the year -- for drunken and drugged drivers, motorists not wearing seat belts and those without valid licenses.
California Highway Patrol officers in San Diego County and throughout the state will begin their annual "Memorial Day Maximum Enforcement Period" at 6:01 p.m. Until 11:59 p.m. Monday, they plan to focus on motorists violating seat belt regulations, driving while distracted, or driving under the influence of drugs, according to a CHP statement.
CHP officers statewide arrested 1,125 suspected drunken drivers during last years maximum enforcement period.
San Diego police are planning an overnight checkpoint at an undisclosed location in the city. Officers will be screening drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment and for proper licensing from 11 p.m. Friday until 3 a.m. Saturday, according to a SDPD statement.
In Escondido, police officers participating in the national "Click It or Ticket" campaign will be on the lookout for seat belt scofflaws over the holiday weekend and during the upcoming week, authorities said.
"Hundreds of thousands of citizens will be traveling this Memorial Day weekend, as well as throughout the summer vacation season," California Office of Traffic Safety Director Rhonda Craft said. "We want to make sure that people are buckling up to keep themselves and their families safe. It is the greatest defense in a vehicle crash."
The CHP is also participating in the Click It or Ticket campaign.
A local war hero is about to be laid to rest. Retired Navy Captain James "Duffy" Hutton spent years of his service as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before he settled down here in San Diego.
Sunday marked day two of the government shutdown - and with the work week beginning Monday - thousands of employees may not go back to work.
Temperatures are expected to rise slightly on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, but will remain cooler than normal.
A motorcyclist was suspected of drunken driving after causing a late-night car crash in Pacific Beach, police said Sunday, and hours later, a second crash occurred in the intersection while police were still investigating.
The San Diego County Planning Commission voted 6-1 last week to recommend that the County’s Board of Supervisors approve the County’s revised Climate Action Plan, with some modifications.
John Coleman, a long-serving San Diego weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel, has died at the age of 83.
Several dogs were taken into the custody of San Diego County and put down, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.