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Officers arrested five drivers on suspicion of alcohol or drugs in a drunk-driving crackdown around the Del Mar Race Track on the day of the TVG Pacific Classic.

Seven teams of deputies and officers from area police departments conducted 68 traffic stops and evaluated 19 drivers between 5 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 am Sunday.

Five motorists were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both. One driver was arrested with five outstanding warrants.

The crackdown, which is part of a campaign leading up to Labor Day weekend, included officers from the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, National City Police Department, San Diego Police Department and county Probation Department.

Funding for the patrols is through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.