Monday, June 9, 2008

Escondido San Diego California DUI Checkpoint news

On June 7, 2008, the Escondido Police Department conducted a California Drunk Driving / DUI Sobriety / Drivers License Checkpoint at the intersection of Lincoln Ave. and Fig St. from 6:00 PM until 12:15 AM. The emphasis of this California Drunk Driving checkpoint was to detect intoxicated and unlicensed drivers as well as to provide a highly visible operation to deter California Drunk Driving - driving under the influence.

The following activity resulted from this California Drunk Driving checkpoint:

• 3,022 vehicles entered the checkpoint eastbound on Lincoln Avenue
• 1,203 vehicles were screened in primary
• 139 vehicles sent to secondary (drivers who could not produce a drivers license or who were suspected of being California Drunk Driving - under the influence of alcohol or drugs)
• 5 drivers were arrested for California Drunk Driving - driving under the influence of alcohol / drugs
• 3 parolees were arrested for violating their felony parole, one of the parolees was charged with possession of heroin
• 1 person was arrested for being drunk in public
• 1 driver was arrested for a felony burglary warrant
• 2 persons were cited for possession of marijuana
• 13 field sobriety tests were administered
• 69 vehicles were impounded at this California Drunk Driving checkpoint, 21 drivers did not have insurance, 4 drivers had a suspended drivers license and 62 drivers did not have a drivers license
• 78 citations were issued at this checkpoint

This California Drunk Driving checkpoint operated in conjunction with the North County Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Council.

Funding for this California Drunk Drivingprogram was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.