Drunken driving arrests in San Diego County were down by more than three-quarters over the Christmas holiday this year, as compared with the same period in 2007, the California Highway Patrol reported today.
From 6 p.m. Wednesday to 6 this morning, officers with the state agency arrested 17 motorists on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in the region. Last year, the CHP made 76 DUI arrests locally.
There were no traffic fatalities on San Diego-area freeways and back-country roads over the 36-hour span.
Statewide, 11 people died in auto accidents, and the Highway Patrol arrested 409 drivers on suspicion of driving while inebriated.
A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.
SANDAG began removing call boxes along urban highways throughout the San Diego region this month and will continue to do so through June, reflecting a decrease in call volume due to the increase in cell phone ownership.
Authorities today announced that police have arrested a suspect in connection with Friday's sexual assault on the campus of San Diego Mesa College. The name of the suspect was not immediately released.
Showers will be mostly light Saturday morning, decreasing into early Saturday afternoon. Another round of showers expected to push through late afternoon ending late Saturday night.
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.
On Friday, San Diego Police announced their search for a suspect involved in a robbery off the San Diego State University campus.
A court-appointed receiver has taken control of a Pacific Beach "hoarder house" that has accumulated trash, created unsafe conditions for children and harbored vermin in recent years, the San Diego City Attorney's Office announced Friday.
The owners of Hauser's Patio reached out to News 8 Friday morning asking to be put in contact with the couple who had their furniture stolen from their patio in Pacific Beach this week.