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Any holiday is a big DUI arrest pursuit by local San Diego police, so be safe.

Over the Cinco de Mayo holiday weekend, Mothers Against Drunk Driving teamed up with UBER to try and make sure everyone gets home safely. UBER said they teamed up with MADD to offer free carpool rides in San Diego’s party zones. Riders can get free rides when carpooling within the splash zone – which includes Pacific Beach to the Gaslamp and over to North Park.

Deputies conduct extra patrols and plan to set up a checkpoint in Imperial Beach Saturday. San Diego DUI Deputies plan to set up San Diego DUI checkpoints in Santee May 13, in Lemon Grove May 27 and in Poway May 28. Chula Vista police will conduct a DUI checkpoint operation at a a secret location in the city from 6 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday.

Super Bowl 2016 meant more DUI arrests. San Diego DUI Sheriff’s Department patrols began 3 p.m. through 5 a.m. Monday. San Diego DUI cops staged a DUI checkpoint in Poway California Friday between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m.  

In 2015, the Sheriff’s Department arrested 1,516 people for San Diego DUI. In 2014, San Diego DUI deputies arrested 1,610 people for impaired driving. In 2013, 1,888 people were arrested by San Diego Sheriff’s for DUI.

While San Diego DUI New Year’s weekend arrests were lower, the cops are still searching for drunk drivers, lawyers warn.

New San Diego county DUI checkpoint locations pop up in La Mesa at 7200 University and in Chula Vista at 600 H St. last New Year’s Weekend, attorneys warn.  For locations of all San Diego County DUI roadblocks, visit San Diego County DUI Law Center’s Checkpoint Locator on Google here.

One new way to avoid a San Diego California DUI is through the California Office of Traffic Safety DDVIP (Designated Driver VIP) mobile app is now available for free download on IOS and Android devices. Launched last year, the new DDVIP app offers enhanced features, allowing users to “Map a Spot” with their current location to find DDVIP partnering establishments in their area or a “List of Spots” to search all participating bars and restaurants throughout California.

 

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