Police in San Diego arrested 18 motorists for suspicion of drunken driving in downtown’s East Village, a police officer said today.
Police also impounded 18 vehicles during the checkpoint, in the 1400 block of G Street.
It began at 10:35 p.m. Saturday and ended at 3:05 a.m. today, said San Diego police officer Mark McCullough.
McCullough said of the 2,519 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint, 820 of those motorists were contacted by officers.
Fifty-five motorists were detained for a further evaluation of their sobriety.
Some of the arrests were made near the checkpoint, which was several blocks east of the Gaslamp District.