There's no question that the $1 million dollar Pacific Classic is a big horse racing event in California. Folks flock on the racetrack jewel in Del Mar. It was a great race that had 3 contending horses battle it out until the end.
Unfortunately, 11 of those in attendance were swept up by the San Diego county DUI police, attorneys learned.
43 citations were issued Sunday afternoon in a sneaky/snakey operation composed of a number of San Diego area drunk driving enforcement agencies designed to go after those visiting San Diego for the Pacific Classic sponsored by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club of California.
DUI cops working for San Diego, Coronado, Chula Vista, Oceanside police departments and the San Diego Sheriff's Department roved Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas specifically searching for drivers who might be DUI, San Diego DUI lawyers are told.
Sunday's DUI arrest race results:
DUI officers made 298 contacts.
67 DUI field sobriety tests were administered.
11 popped for DUI.