DUI Sobriety/Driver's License Checkpoint Results

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06/05/11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Lt. T. Albergo, 760-839-4901

On June 4, 2011, the Escondido Police Department conducted a DUI Sobriety/Driver's License Checkpoint in the area of Grand Avenue and Quince Street, near the old police station.  Following are the results of this event:

  • 1,976 vehicles drove through the checkpoint.
  • 1,142 vehicles were screened in primary.
  • 59 vehicles were sent to secondary screening (drivers who could not produce a driver's license or who  were suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs).
  • 4 field sobriety tests were administered at the checkpoint.
  • 2 minors were cited for being in possession of alcohol.
  • 1 driver was cited for being under 21 years of age with a measurable amount of alcohol in his system.
  • 1 driver was cited for possession of marijuana.
  • 26 vehicles were impounded, 7 drivers had a suspended driver’s license and 19 drivers did not have a driver’s license.
  • 12 drivers had no insurance.
  • 37  total citations were issued during this event.
  • Educational material was distributed regarding the dangers of distracted driving.
  • 4 child safety seats were properly installed for parents.

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

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