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DUI checkpoints begin tonight (Friday) in San Diego County for New Year's holiday period


Last updated 12/28/2012 at Noon

SAN DIEGO (Wire Service) - Starting tonight, Friday, Dec. 28, San Diego County police departments plan to stage checkpoints to catch holiday revelers who choose to drink and drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

By publicizing the enforcement and education efforts, police believe motorists could be deterred from drunken or drugged driving.

The Escondido Police Department will conduct a checkpoint later today, EPD Lt. Tom Albergo said.

Seven people were killed and 234 were injured in drunken driving crashes in Escondido over the past three years, according to Albergo.

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