Monday, March 18, 2013

California DUI Checkpoint Update for San Diego County - old (St. Patrick's Day wrap-up) and new (San Marcos this weekend), lawyers warn

California DUI attorneys interested in helping folks make responsible decisions to avoid their rights from being violated - like driving into a California DUI checkpoint - are constantly updating their website's list of roadblock locations.  The idea is that people can stay home, get a taxi or a designated driver, suggest California Drunk Driving Lawyers.

A San Diego California DUI checkpoint will be held this friday, March 22nd, at a secret location sometime after 6:30 p.m.  See this Press Release, California DUI lawyers warn.

Here's three local St. Patrick's Day results for San Diego California DUI arrest activities:


1) San Diego Sheriff's Encinitas station staged a California DUI checkpoint on 3/16/13 from 8:00 p.m. through 3/17/13 at 2:30 a.m. in the 1800 Block of S. Coast Highway 101 in the City of Encinitas, California, say lawyers.

VEHICLES CONTACTED: 585
VEHICLES THROUGH WITHOUT CONTACT: 0
TOTAL VEHICLES THROUGH: 585
VEHICLES SENT INTO SECONDARY FOR CALIFORNIA DUI EVALUATION: 29
CALIFORNIA DUI FST GIVEN: 8
CALIFORNIA DUI ARRESTS: 2



2) California DUI Deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, Imperial Beach Sheriff’s Station conducted a DUI sobriety / driver’s license checkpoint on Saturday March 16, 2013, from 8:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. in the 900 block of Palm Ave. in the City of Imperial Beach.  No drunk driving arrests were made.

The California DUI checkpoint was staffed by approximately 14 DUI trained Sheriff California DUI Deputies.

A total of 891 vehicle drivers were contacted during the California DUI checkpoint. The California DUI operation resulted in two drunk in public arrests, twenty-one vehicles were directed into the secondary inspection area for further evaluation, 7 citations were issued for suspended, revoked, or no driver’s license and two vehicles were impounded during the operation.



VEHICLES CONTACTED: 862
VEHICLES THROUGH WITHOUT CONTACT: 29
TOTAL VEHICLES THROUGH: 891
VEHICLES SENT INTO SECONDARY: 27
FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS GIVEN: 2
DUI ALCOHOL ARREST TOTAL: 0
DUI DRUGS ARREST TOTAL: 0
OTHER ARREST TOTAL (Drunk in Public) 2


3) In Poway, 1 California DUI arrest was made on 03/15/13, from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. as California DUI deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Poway Station conducted a DUI / driver's license checkpoint for eastbound traffic in the 12100 block of Poway Road, in the city of Poway. During the California DUI  / driver's license checkpoint a total of 2361 vehicles passed through the California DUI checkpoint. 1822 vehicles were screened in the primary inspection area. Thirty-six vehicles were sent to the secondary screening area, so the driver could have their license status checked.

There was one DUI evaluation conducted with the driver being arrested for suspicion of DUI. 12 citations were issued for drivers that were driving without a valid driver's license. Additionally, three drivers were issued citations for driving on suspended licenses. One driver was arrested for driving while in possession of marijuana and one driver was arrested for driving while in possession of a controlled substance. 9 vehicles were towed from the California DUI checkpoint, lawyers report.

4) The San Diego PD and CHP staged a California DUI checkpoint at G and 14th on St. Patrick's Day in East Village, San Diego, lawyers report.  16 folks were busted for drunk driving.  663 out of 936 vehicles were screened.  38 were evaluated for California DUI.  A mom with a fifteen-month-old faces drunk driving and child endangerment charges.  On a new level, San Diego DUI cops employed spiked strips to prevent 2 motorists from trying to drive away.  Ouch.