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Authorities Increase San Diego DUI Checkpoints for Labor Day

KEYT ABC 3 in Santa Barbara is reporting that California police have increased DUI checkpoints for the Labor Day weekend in an effort to keep drunk drivers off the roads. Drunk driving can become an issue around the holidays as families and friends come together to celebrate, celebrations that many times include alcohol. Even in the days and weeks leading up to a holiday, drunk driving sometimes ramps up. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) set up DUI checkpoints in the San Diego and Santa Barbara areas on August 22, over a week before Labor Day, and made multiple arrests. One of the men the CHP arrested tried to flee the scene, and officers had to use a Taser on him. The additional officers needed to staff the extra DUI checkpoints is paid for with traffic grants. One of the most well-known of these grants is “Drive Sober or Get Pulled…
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New Details Emerge About Fatal Fire Truck Accident

On June 20, a 19-year-old woman, Evelyn Courtney, and her dog suffered fatal injuries when the car they were riding in collided with a fire truck, according to NBC 7 San Diego. Now new details have been released about the events leading up to the accident. Investigators have reported that they found a broken bottle of liquor in the car, and the medical examiner’s office reported that Courtney had a blood alcohol content of 0.2 or roughly three times the legal limit. However, Courtney was not driving when the accident occurred. Driving the car during the accident was 44-year-old Robbie Gillespie, who suffered only minor injuries as a result of the wreck. Gillespie, who had been released from jail just two days before the crash, picked up Courtney and her dog sometime during the night near her home. The two had known each other a little more than a year,…
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