Labor Day weekend yields 79 DUI arrests

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SAN DIEGO — Two people were killed and 79 DUI suspects were arrested on San Diego-area roads over the long Labor Day weekend, the California Highway Patrol reported Tuesday.

One of those who died was a pedestrian hit by a suspected drunken driver’s car about a block away from a sobriety checkpoint in Imperial Beach, according to sheriff’s officials. The other was a motorcyclist who crashed on state Route 163 in Balboa Park.

Statewide, 32 people lost their lives to road accidents over the 78-hour period between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Monday and 1,226 people were arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, the CHP reported.

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