SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - San Diego is one of the top travel destinations for this holiday weekend, which could mean a ramp up in traffic throughout the day.
Roads and freeways are expected to be busy, as many travelers return home Monday or enjoy this Labor Day by heading to the coast.
Travel has increased by 10 percent, according to TripAdvisor. And for those traveling by car, there is some relief at the pump. The American Automobile Association reports that drivers can expect the lowest gas prices since 2004. The average price for regular unleaded in California is $2.68 a gallon. That means you save about $12 to fill up a 15 gallon tank, compared to this time last year.
California Highway Patrol officers are also out in force Monday, out cracking down on drunk drivers. CHP officers have arrested 51 drivers for suspicion of drunk driving in San Diego County this holiday weekend.
The second set of Labor Day holiday weekend statistics were released Sunday afternoon by the CHP, showing a slight decrease in drunk driving arrests statewide so far, compared with last year. The figures cover the time period beginning at 6 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. today, CHP Officer Tommy Doerr said.
There have been 734 drunk driving arrests statewide in the first 36 hours of the Labor Day weekend this year. There were 737 during the same period last year.
No traffic fatalities have been reported in San Diego County so far, but there have been 10 traffic deaths so far statewide. Last year, there were 13 fatalities statewide and two in San Diego County during the first 36 hours of the weekend.
The traffic death statistics cover fatalities in all law enforcement jurisdictions, while the DUI arrests only pertain to those made by CHP officers.
The San Diego Padres have come to count on Tyson Ross to deliver long, effective outings early in his second go-round with the franchise.
A convicted Illinois killer was found guilty Wednesday of the murders of five women in Southern California more than two decades ago.
A man accused of attacking an El Cajon police officer inside a fast-food restaurant when he approached the suspect about a theft at a nearby Dollar Store must stand trial on charges of assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest, robbery, possession of methamphetamine and being under the influence of the drug, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Crews dousing the smoldering remnants of a roughly 60-acre wildfire near Pala Casino had the burn area about 85 percent contained as of late Wednesday.
A tuberculosis case was reported at UC San Diego, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced Wednesday.
This Sunday, San Diego’s top 20 high school theater stars will compete for their chance to win a $10,000 scholarship on a Broadway stage.
Rental properties are in high demand, and online scammers are taking advantage of San Diego’s tight rental market – making it hard for people to find a place to live.
Remember the coyote in distress after home video captured the animal with thick plastic around its neck in Rancho Bernardo?