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87 Suspected Drunk Drivers Are Arrested in San Diego County

Drive carefully this Memorial Day Weekend and every day.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

California Highway Patrol officers in San Diego County made 87 suspected drunken driving arrests in the first 36 hours of Memorial Day weekend, 29 more than in the same period of time a year ago.

The arrests made on the county's freeways and on roads in unincorporated areas occurred between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 a.m. today, according to the CHP.

Statewide, CHP officers arrested 822 suspected drunken drivers during the weekend's second reporting period this year, four fewer than in 2013, officials with the agency said.

Law enforcement officers around the state reported 14 fatalities this year, including the death of a motorcyclist at Normal at Washington streets in San Diego at 2:05 a.m. today.

None of the 12 fatalities last year occurred locally, according to the CHP.

—City News Service

glenn bernard May 26, 2014 at 09:35 AM
I wonder how much less we would all be paying for car insurance if all vehicles were equipped with breathalyzers. It appears that our society gets a lot of entertainment value from seeing violent traffic accidents in the news. I'd rather have lower insurance premiums. But then again, I am the Most Practical Economist In America.
barbara segal May 26, 2014 at 12:42 PM
where are the Carlsbad Police when they're needed….just saw a number of cars speeding down Carlsbad Blvd. past the beach. They weren't hiding in their usual places.
Gary Vineyard May 26, 2014 at 08:57 PM
@Glenn-the-socialist-Bernard: why doesn't the state have a official check each and everyone of us before we get into a car...Comrade ...maybe even..well check us when we get out of the shower 9we may be sneaking booze into the shower)...perhaps Comrade Bernard....maybe YOU could be the Imperial Ruler and make all of us do what EVER YOU want for the betterment of mankind (lots of cheering and marching...and vodka drinking.....)
glenn bernard May 26, 2014 at 09:34 PM
Gary, does it bother you that cars have brakes and air-bags?

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