A DUI checkpoint in San Diego County. Courtesy sheriff’s department

Five motorists were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol at a checkpoint Sunday near SeaWorld San Diego, police said.

The checkpoint was conducted between 11 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday at 2700 Ingraham St., said Officer Anthony Obregon of the San Diego Police Department.

Of the 782 vehicles traveling through the checkpoint, 654 vehicles were screened and six drivers were evaluated, the officer said. Eight citations were issued and five vehicles were impounded.

Police will conduct another checkpoint or saturation patrol on Wednesday.

The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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