Sobriety / DL checkpoint results

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09/25/11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

On September 24, 2011 the Escondido Police Department conducted a DUI Sobriety / Drivers License Checkpoint in the area of Lincoln Avenue and Fig Street.  Following are the results of this event: 

  •  2,534 vehicles drove through the checkpoint.
  •  1,204 vehicles were screened in primary.
  •  55 vehicles were sent to secondary screening (drivers who could not produce a drivers    license or who  were suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs)
  • 5 field sobriety tests were administered during the checkpoint.
  • 2 drivers were arrested for DUI.
  • 1 driver was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle.
  • 21 vehicles were impounded, 6 drivers had a suspended driver’s license and 18 drivers did not have a driver’s license.
  • 7 drivers had no insurance.
  • Ø  29 total citations were issued during this event.
  • Educational material was distributed regarding costs associated with a DUI.
  • 2 child restraint seats were properly reinstalled for parents, free of charge.

 

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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