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Holiday Week Checkpoints

July 14, 2013 No Comments

The Friday, July 5, DUI checkpoint was conducted in the 2600 block of Ingraham Street, and was operational from 11:14 pm, until 3:00 am. 692 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, with 531 of those vehicles being screened by officers. 26 motorists were detained for a further evaluation of their sobriety. 11 arrests were made for […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers

34 Arrested Across 2 DUI Checkpoints

June 30, 2013 1 Comment

The San Diego Police Department and the San Diego County Probation Department conducted two DUI checkpoints Saturday night that ended in 34 arrests. One of the checkpoints was in the 1400 block of G Street in downtown San Diego and another in the 2400 block of Grand Avenue in Pacific Beach. Both began operating around […]

Checkpoints, PB in SD Media

DUI checkpoints planned over holiday weekend

December 28, 2012 No Comments

The San Diego Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting DUI and drivers license checkpoints at undisclosed locations within San Diego city limits over the holiday weekend. The first will occur Saturday, Dec. 29 and the second, Monday, Dec. 31. “DUI checkpoints have been an essential part of the phenomenal reduction in DUI deaths that […]

Checkpoints

SDPD Weekend DUI Checkpoints Net 34 Arrests (16 in PB), 37 Impounds

September 11, 2012 No Comments

The San Diego Police Department Traffic Division conducted DUI checkpoints on Friday September 7, 2012, and on Saturday, September 8, 2012. The checkpoints were made possible by the “DUI Awareness and Enforcement Grant.” The Friday checkpoint was conducted in the 2600 block of Ingraham Street in Pacific Beach. The checkpoint was operational from 10:35 p.m., […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers

SDPD Labor Day Weekend DUI Checkpoints Net 28 DUI Arrests

September 4, 2012 No Comments

The San Diego Police Department conducted three DUI checkpoints during the Labor Day Holiday weekend. The checkpoints were made possible by the “DUI Awareness and Enforcement Grant” from the Office of Traffic Safety. The first checkpoint occurred on Friday, August 31st in the 1500 block of First Avenue in Downtown San Diego. The checkpoint was […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers

San Diego police arrest 9 DUI suspects during St. Patty’s Day checkpoints

March 18, 2012 No Comments

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego police officers arrested nine suspected drunken drivers at a downtown checkpoint and extra saturation patrols in Pacific Beach that began St. Patrick’s Day and wrapped up early Sunday. The checkpoint was set up on First Avenue near Beech Street from 10:15 p.m. Saturday to 1:45 a.m. today, according to […]

Checkpoints, Designated Drivers, Drunk Drivers

3 Checkpoints Net 12 Drunken Driving Arrests

December 11, 2011 No Comments

SAN DIEGO — Three checkpoints set up in Pacific Beach, Imperial Beach and Chula Vista overnight netted 12 suspected drunken driving arrests, including one driver who was also arrested for suspicion of possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license, officials said Saturday. The alleged drunken driver in possession of marijuana was stopped at […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers
PB: Police Arrest 45 at DUI Checkpoints Saturday (51 in area)

PB: Police Arrest 45 at DUI Checkpoints Saturday (51 in area)

September 3, 2011 No Comments

This is yet another confirmation that there is a significant DUI problem in Pacific Beach. See this link for additional stories on the issue. September 3, 2011 Multi-Agency effort cracks down on popular party spots San Diego Police arrested 51 drivers in Pacific Beach Saturday for driving under the influence. Two checkpoints were set up […]

Pacific Beach DUI Checkpoints Record Breaking for San Diego

March 8, 2010 No Comments

Pacific Beach DUI checkpoints shown in red yield far more drunk drivers than most San Diego areas. Click the image for an enlarged image or click here for a PDF. Checkpoints are often seen as high-visibility reminders and not necessarily the most effective enforcement opportunity, i.e. compared to saturation patrols. However, in my limited-knowledge opinion […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Business District, Commentary, Drunk Drivers, Local Laws

Fishy Letter to Editor: Driver checkpoints yield few arrests

March 25, 2008 No Comments

Is it just me or is it strange to you that an alcohol-industry executive would write a letter to the editor about not doing DUI checkpoints and encouraging doing more roving patrols? What could be her motive? Getting more of her clients (bars/restaurants/stores) customers arrested? Hmmmmm. Here’s the letter: Chula Vista police spent a lot […]

Checkpoints, Commentary, Drunk Drivers

8 arrested at DUI checkpoints

May 28, 2000 No Comments

San Diego police arrested seven motorists at a sobriety checkpoint in Pacific Beach. Police said 755 vehicles passed through the checkpoint on Grand Avenue near Mission Bay High School. Twenty-five vehicles were stopped for further evaluation and seven motorists were arrested for driving under the influence. The checkpoint was operated from 10:20 p.m. Friday to […]

Drunk Drivers
DUI Driver Strikes Police Car – Officer Rushed to Hospital

DUI Driver Strikes Police Car – Officer Rushed to Hospital

September 25, 2011 No Comments

News reel courtesy Fox5 News A San Diego police officer was taken to the hospital by ambulance at approximately 2am this morning after his patrol car was struck from behind by a DUI driver. The DUI driver was interviewed and given field sobriety tests and after failing, was arrested. At the time of this post […]

DUI checkpoint moved (with direction from City Hall) from Pacific Beach

August 1, 2011 No Comments

Police say checkpoint moved to downtown to ‘spread enforcement wealth’ PACIFIC BEACH — A DUI checkpoint planned for the Fourth of July weekend in Pacific Beach, where police frequently net a large number of intoxicated drivers, was called off by department brass, a traffic officer reported to the community’s planning group. Officer Mark McCullough, who […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers, Other Communities

PB DUI Checkpoint yields 25 Arrests – Again…

April 16, 2011 No Comments

… At the Pacific Beach checkpoint, on Grand Avenue near Culver Street, San Diego police officers screened 725 vehicles, and arrested 25 drivers for driving under the influence. One driver was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance, and another was arrested for being drunk in public. A total of 29 vehicles were impounded. […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers, PB in SD Media

US senators urge end to drunk driver ‘apps’

March 22, 2011 No Comments

US senators on Tuesday pressed Google, Apple, and Blackberry maker Research in Motion to pull the plug on applications that can help drunk drivers use smart phones to elude police checkpoints. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and fellow Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer, Frank Lautenberg and Tom Udall urged the hi-tech giants to stop selling the […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers
The U.S. cities with the most drunk driving offenders – San Diego Ranked #1

The U.S. cities with the most drunk driving offenders – San Diego Ranked #1

September 20, 2010 No Comments

Cities with the most drunk driving offenders: Driving through San Diego or San Jose? You’re likely to see some intrepid enforcement of drunk-driving laws. According to Insurance.com data, among the top 20 most populous cities in the United States, San Diego has the largest percentage of drivers with alcohol-related driving convictions. San Jose comes in […]

Pacific Beach DUI Checkpoint Yields Nineteen Arrests

March 14, 2010 3 Comments

This blog author witnessed a DUI checkpoint here in Pacific Beach last night which ended at 3 am. Many dedicated San Diego Police officers worked in very chilly weather screening over 1,000 drivers. All told 19 drunk drivers were taken off the road – potentially saving very avoidable disasters. Two people ran the checkpoint putting […]

Crime and Safety, Drunk Drivers

An open letter to San Diego and State officials and all colleagues

March 14, 2010 1 Comment

Here’s a letter I sent to our city and state leaders as well as many colleagues: Executive Summary: Visit www.pbSpirits.com, join newsletter, leave feedback on posts, invite others Dear Friends and colleagues, I wanted to invite you to visit a new website created to illustrate and document the levels of alcohol issues in Pacific Beach. […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Commentary, Drunk Drivers

dui crime charts

December 28, 2009 1 Comment

The following charts illustrate the time of day, day of week and monthly arrests for Driving Under the Influence arrests in the zip code 92109. Click here for a related DUI map. Click here for a chart illustrating just how many arrests are made in checkpoints in PB and throughout San Diego. Arrests from November […]

top problems

top problems

December 27, 2009 No Comments

Most Pacific Beach residents wouldn’t even think of bringing their family, friends or significant others down to Garnet Avenue for a night on the town. In the evenings there’s little to do than eat and drink, drink and eat, drink, drink… you get the picture. A peaceful stroll up and down Garnet most weekend afternoons? […]

key data

December 27, 2009 No Comments

Analysis & Reports We provide many tools to help our community learn more about our growing alcohol-related issues. These include: DUI Crime Map – this map illustrates the enormous number of drunk driving crimes in our neighborhoods DUI Crime Charts – you might be surprised just how many drunk drivers are caught while you’re sleeping […]

dui crime map

December 27, 2009 No Comments

The following map represents the locations of the 629 individual criminal drunk driving citations in zip code 92109 issued between November 1, 2008 – October 31, 2009. Click here for related DUI crime charts. Click here for a chart illustrating just how many arrests are made in checkpoints in PB and throughout San Diego. Red […]

Another New Record – 27 DUI’s in one Checkpoint

September 7, 2007 No Comments

Police setup a checkpoint in Pacific Beach September 1st that yielded 27 drunk driving arrests. This number surpasses a recent record 24 drunk driving arrests the previous weekend (click here for story). I’ve seen checkpoints setup in places like Carlsbad where after several hours they net 3 DUI’s. I think it’s astounding that 51 people […]

Drunk Drivers

Installment One: Labor Day Beach Riots

September 6, 2007 2 Comments

This is the first of three installments of my moderating the VoiceofSanDiego.org Cafe San Diego Installment One – Installment Two – Installment Three What bothers me most about the Labor Day riot in Pacific Beach is that people seem to forget some details. That is, I understand the lifeguards asked the police for help because […]

Labor Day Riot 2007

Alcohol Task Force: Complete San Diego Community News Coverage

June 28, 2007 1 Comment

San Diego Community News Beach Alcohol Task Force Coverage August 2006 – June 2007 The following is a compilation of stories published by the San Diego Community News whose papers include the Beach and Pay Press and the Peninsula Beacon News. Most recent stories are listed first. Beach and Bay Press Booze-free zones eyed as […]

Alcohol Task Force
Plenty of Booze

Plenty of Booze

June 19, 2007 No Comments

Pacific Beach. 2:00 p.m. A typical, sunny summer Saturday. The smell of spilled beer mingles with sea mist and wet wood. I’m bar-hopping, and not one establishment I enter at midday is empty. Many are almost full. The people are predominantly white, under 30, and showing off a lot of tanned and tattooed skin. I […]

Recommendations to Beach Alcohol Task Force

May 14, 2007 No Comments

The following are a list of recommendations I am suggesting the Beach Alcohol Task Force consider implementing to address the growing alcohol-related problems in Pacific Beach and surrounding communities: Crime and Safety 1 Goal Develop a statistically valid period of crime rate statistics including San Diego Police, Fire and Lifeguard service calls and response data. […]

Alcohol Task Force

Police checkpoint nets 5 DUI suspects (Oceanside)

July 31, 2005 No Comments

Brian Hazle. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Jul 31, 2005. pg. B.2 OCEANSIDE — Officers cited 24 unlicensed motorists and arrested five drunken-driving suspects during a DUI checkpoint Friday night on Mission Avenue, police said. Police stopped 364 of the 1,007 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint near North Coast Highway […]

Drunk Drivers

`Tis the season for underage drinking

March 28, 2003 No Comments

Rick Emerson. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Mar 28, 2003. pg. B.11 In spite of increasing demands on law enforcement agencies to ensure homeland security, more common problems that threaten public health and safety continue to need our attention. Over a dozen law enforcement agencies represented by the San Diego County […]

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Police bolster Sunday afternoon Mission Beach patrols | Officers say they won’t let gangs get a foothold

June 21, 1998 No Comments

Ruth L. McKinnie. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Jun 21, 1998. pg. B.1 It was like a scene out of the old television series “Miami Vice.” Surf. Sand. Gangs. Guns. But it wasn’t Miami; it was Mission Beach, summer of 1995. Two bystanders were shot on a balmy Sunday afternoon in […]

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Advisory: Hot Prowl Burglary in PB (aka Man Standing in Sleeping Woman’s Bedroom)

The San Diego Police Department Sex Crimes Unit is currently investigating a hot prowl burglary that occurred near the...

Holiday Week Checkpoints

The Friday, July 5, DUI checkpoint was conducted in the 2600 block of Ingraham Street, and was operational from...

Alcohol Industry Playbook – Confidential

Here’s a handbook illustrating the strategies some bar and restaurant owners use to deflect attention away from their businesses....

Pacific Beach Shore Club Deck Expansion

I want to encourage good businesses in Pacific Beach but, feel like the lack of state and local oversight...

34 Arrested Across 2 DUI Checkpoints

The San Diego Police Department and the San Diego County Probation Department conducted two DUI checkpoints Saturday night that...

Yet Another Police Officer Injured in Drunk Driver Crash

SAN DIEGO – A suspected drunken driver was arrested early Tuesday after he plowed through a stop sign and...

UPDATE: Bad (horrible) day in Pacific Beach – man seriously injured by alleged DUI driver dies

At 9:45 am in Pacific Beach at the busiest intersection in San Diego was nearly entirely closed down for...

5 injured in car accident in Pacific Beach this morning – Possible DUI

Five people are injured after a black Nissan Titan ran a red light in Pacific Beach at around 9:45...

Priest arrested on suspicion of DUI after driving car into building

Ed. Note: My intent is to not be publicly shaming anyone. I wouldn’t normally post this if the fact...

Current Situation and Proposal

This site illustrates problems in a neighborhood of alcohol outlets that are highly concentrated – Pacific Beach. For our...

San Diego police say an overnight DUI checkpoint in Pacific Beach nets 12 arrests

612 vehicles passed through checkpoint An overnight sobriety and driver license checkpoint in Pacific Beach netted 12 arrests for...

Car Crashes into PB Home

Mercedes rammed nearly halfway through the house A suspected drunk driver lost control and crashed into a home in...

DUI checkpoints planned over holiday weekend

The San Diego Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting DUI and drivers license checkpoints at undisclosed locations within...

Pedestrians injured in drunk driving hit-and-run

A man is seriously injured after being hit by a drunk driver in Pacific Beach overnight. A man and...

Bullocks – PB’s Newest Billboard – ~1,100 Sq. Ft.?

Bullocks to this. It looks like the former Jack Daniels billboard, which took over about 1,100 sq. ft. of...

Man jailed after ramming police car in Pacific Beach

A man landed in jail Sunday hours after San Diego police say he beat and choked his girlfriend in...

Garnet Avenue DUI checkpoint nets (14) arrests

San Diego Police officers arrested 14 suspected drunken drivers and impounded 15 cars last night during a DUI Checkpoint...

SDPD Weekend DUI Checkpoints Net 34 Arrests (16 in PB), 37 Impounds

The San Diego Police Department Traffic Division conducted DUI checkpoints on Friday September 7, 2012, and on Saturday, September...

SDPD Labor Day Weekend DUI Checkpoints Net 28 DUI Arrests

The San Diego Police Department conducted three DUI checkpoints during the Labor Day Holiday weekend. The checkpoints were made...

Suspected drunk driver runs over friend

A suspected drunk driver is behind bars after hitting a woman while backing out of a parking space in...

16 Arrested at Pacific Beach DUI Checkpoint

San Diego police in Pacific Beach arrested 16 people on suspicion of drunken driving and impounded 17 vehicles during...

Pacific Beach Checkpoint Nets 6 Arrests

Six people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at an overnight checkpoint...

Pacific Beach DUI Checkpoint Nets 16 Arrests, 17 Vehicles Impounded

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego police arrested 16 drivers on suspicion of drunken driving and impounded 17 vehicles...

Woman Injured In Hit-And-Run In Pacific Beach

Woman Was Crossing Street At Grand Avenue, Cass Street PACIFIC BEACH, Calif. — A woman was rushed to the...

Suspected DUI crash shuts down Ingraham in PB

View more videos at: http://nbcsandiego.com. Source: NBCSanDiego.com View a slideshow from 10News San Diego. UT San Diego Report on...

Jack Daniels Gets in on the Action

One issue with all the alcohol problems we experience is we draw even more marketers of alcohol products. Just...

Police Searching For Hit-And-Run Driver In PB Crash

SAN DIEGO — Police on Tuesday are searching for a hit-and-run driver who hit at least two vehicles in...

(DUI Crash) Driver ordered to pay friend’s medical costs

Driver ordered to pay friend’s medical costs A judge ordered a drunken driver to pay more than $7,500 in...

San Diego police arrest 9 DUI suspects during St. Patty’s Day checkpoints

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego police officers arrested nine suspected drunken drivers at a downtown checkpoint and extra...

Suspected DUI driver runs over woman lying in Hillcrest alley

A suspected drunken driver allegedly ran over a 27-year-old woman who was lying in a Hillcrest alley early Saturday,...

Woman Found Unconscious In PB May Have Been (Sexually) Assaulted

22-Year-Old Found Drunk, Partially Nude In Alley A 22-year-old woman found drunk, unconscious and partially nude in a Pacific...

Coronado Residents Concerned Over Alcohol Permits – San Diego News Story – KGTV San Diego

Some longtime Coronado residents are concerned that their town could soon mimic the bar scene in Pacific Beach or...

PB Shore Club wins Expansion bid

The Pacific Beach Shore Club was approved by the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to expand their premises onto a...

Rally, walk targets Proliferation of alcohol permits in PB

Concerned citizens walk past Crystal Pier on Jan. 27 on their way up Garnet Avenue to get their message...

Judgment Finalized In Legal Battle Over Golden Hill MAD

The judgment is final. Now, a group of residents in Golden Hill and South Park — who have spent...

Charger sued in 2009 bottle incident

A man has filed a lawsuit against San Diego Chargers linebacker Shaun Phillips alleging the player broke a Champagne...

Man Seriously Hurt In Pacific Beach Hit-And-Run

Man Had Just Got Out Of Taxi, Hit By Toyota Yaris, Police Say SAN DIEGO — A 28-year-old man...

Shots Reportedly Fired In Pacific Beach

Shots Reported Fired In 1800 Block Of Hornblend Street POSTED: 7:38 am PST January 19, 2012 SAN DIEGO —...

US ‘drunk driver’ swims off to escape arrest

This is an update of the story below. This story also made international news agencies also shown below. SAN...

Drunk in PB at 2AM? Cops in the Rear View Mirror? Ditch the Car, Disappear in the Ocean!

SAN DIEGO — Authorities searched for hours early Tuesday for a man suspected of drunken driving who ran away...

PB Resident Fights Bar’s Plans To Expand

See the video SAN DIEGO — A Pacific Beach resident told 10News on Tuesday he has proof that too...

3 Checkpoints Net 12 Drunken Driving Arrests

SAN DIEGO — Three checkpoints set up in Pacific Beach, Imperial Beach and Chula Vista overnight netted 12 suspected...

(DUI) Driver Crashes Into Fire Hydrant, Parked Car In PB (at 11am)

A suspected drunken driver was taken into custody Friday after crashing into a fire hydrant and a parked car...

Drunk man breaks into 81 Year Old PB woman’s home

An elderly woman in Pacific Beach woke up Friday morning to find a man in a Chargers jersey sleeping...

Pacific Beach Checkpoint Nets 12 Arrests

SAN DIEGO — San Diego police arrested a dozen people on suspicion of drunken driving and impounded nine vehicles...

Letter: San Diego’s Continuing Taxi Cab Scandal

This is a letter to the editor in response to the article by former Superior Court Judge Larry Sterling...

Another DUI Crash in PB

Early this morning an drunk driver crashed and most likely totaled a parked car on Grand Ave. at Mission...

Bike Police Catch 3 Armed Robbers in PB

Here’s a great story about police catching armed robbers utilizing their bicycle patrols. We’re trying to raise funds to...

KPBS Interview Community Leader, Businessman and ABC

This afternoon KPBS Radio featured a story on the PB Planning Group’s report on the alcohol licensing and CUP...

Officer Hurt After Car Crashes Into Police Car

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