San Diego DUI Checkpoints & Super Bowl Patrols Announced, Lawyers share

San Diego DUI Checkpoints & Super Bowl Patrols Announced, Lawyers share

Football season concludes with the Super Bowl.  In San Diego County, the DUI cops are already getting ready to make drunk driving arrests on Super Bowl Weekend, attorneys report.

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to keep DUI drivers off San Diego’s roadways on Super Bowl Sunday, lawyers are told.

Increased San Diego DUI patrols begin with San Diego Sheriff’s Deputies across the county beginning on Sunday, February 1 at 3:00 p.m. and lasting through 5:00 a.m. the following day.

San Diego Drunk Driving Deputies will set up DUI Checkpoints between 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. in the following San Diego Sheriff’s contract cities leading up to Super Bowl Sunday:

• January 17 – Vista at 1000 East Vista Way
• January 30 – San Marcos
• January 31 – Encinitas

In 2014, more than 1,400 people were arrested for San Diego DUI by the Sheriff’s Department. In 2013, deputies arrested 1,888 people for San Diego DUI.

“There’s no reason anyone should be drinking and driving,” said San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore. “It’s completely
avoidable. Never get behind the wheel after drinking. Remember: FANS DON’T LET FANS DRIVE DRUNK!”

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department has these tips for a safe Super Bowl Sunday:

• Plan a safe way home before the game begins
• Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave
your car keys at home
• If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or
family member or use San Diego public transportation
• If you see an impaired driver on a San Diego county
road, call 9-1-1 immediately

Here are some San Diego sober rider options:
• Be My Designated Driver
• San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS)
• North County Transit District (NCTD)

If you are arrested for San Diego DUI, you will go to San Diego County jail.

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