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Horse race enthusiasts that had a few too many cocktails during opening day for the races had a surprise waiting for them outside the fairground's gates. Sheriff's deputies and police officers from departments in National City, San Diego, Chula Vista, Oceanside, Coronado, and even probation officials and harbor patrol officer circled the fairgrounds on the lookout for drunk drivers.

From 3pm to midnight on July 20, officers stopped 349 cars. Out of all those stops, 15 people were arrested for DUI, 4 drivers were driving with suspended licenses, and two drivers were arrested for drug-possession.

"Over the past several years, law enforcement in the area has had to focus additional resources toward the problem of DUI during the race season because far too many individuals fail to drink responsibly and designate a sober driver or arrange for a ride home following a day at the track," read a July 21 press release from the Sheriff's department.

The campaign was funded through a grant by the California Office of Traffic Safety.

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