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DUI arrests up on Labor Day weekend

COAST CITIES — Law enforcement focused on removing drunk drivers from the roadways during Labor Day weekend. In Solana Beach, four arrests were made Sept. 2 between 7 p.m. and 2 a.m. during a checkpoint conducted by the Encinitas Sheriff’s station.
In Solana Beach, 10 field sobriety tests were given, eight vehicles were towed and one person was cited for not showing proof of vehicle insurance.
A total of 582 cars were reported to go through the DUI checkpoint zone and deputies made contact with 433 of them, according to Deputy Brenda Wiebe of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
Only one person was arrested for suspicion of DUI at South Twin Oaks Valley and Craven roads in San Marcos.
The checkpoint resulted in eight vehicles being impounded and eight citations were issued for violations that included driving without a license or with a suspended license, according to Sgt. Stephanie Guerra, of the San Marcos Sheriff’s station. After 78 hours of targeting drunk drivers during the busy holiday weekend, San Diego County California Highway Patrol officers made 91 DUI arrests, which are up from the 88 arrests made during the same time last year.
No deaths were reported on the county’s roadways this holiday weekend.