Don Bauder 7:30 a.m., April 23
DUI patrol yields few intoxicated drivers following Poinsettia Bowl
Results are in for the initial DUI “saturation patrol” targeting a Qualcomm Stadium event this holiday season, and at first glance they seem underwhelming.
San Diego Sheriff’s deputies, along with officers from the National City, San Diego, Oceanside, Coronado, San Diego State University, and UC San Diego Police departments, conducted 155 traffic stops in the area around the stadium between 5 p.m. and 1 a.m following last night's Poinsettia Bowl between the SDSU Aztecs and Brigham Young University Cougars.
13 people were subjected to field sobriety tests, and two were arrested under suspicion of DUI. Numerous other citations were given, including several to unlicensed drivers or those driving on a suspended license. One stolen vehicle was also recovered.
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