Deputies talk to drivers at the checkpoint in San Marcos. Courtesy of OnScene.TV

The San Diego Sheriff Department‘s crackdown on drunken driving over the Labor Day weekend continued Friday night with checkpoints in San Marcos and Imperial Beach.

In San Marcos, deputies watched as over 2,500 vehicles went through the checkpoint in the 800 block of West San Marcos Boulevard. They made four DUI arrests, three for alcohol and one for drugs, and made two arrests for other violations.

Citations were issued to 9 people for violations ranging from driving without a license to possession of marijuana in a vehicle.

Over 1,000 vehicles went through the checkpoint at Palm and 9th Avenues in Imperial Beach. Deputies made two DUI arrests — one for alcohol and one for drugs — and issued 16 citations for various violations.

Additional checkpoints are scheduled for Saturday night in Vista and Sunday night in Encinitas, and motorists can expect stepped up patrols.

Funding for the Labor Day DUI checkpoints and patrols is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Chris Jennewein

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