FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lt. T. Albergo, 760-839-4901
On February 26, 2011 the Escondido Police Department conducted a DUI Saturation Patrol Citywide. During the 8 hour detail, 51 traffic stops were conducted. The following are results of the event:
12 field sobriety tests were administered
6 drivers were arrested for DUI, two of those had been involved in collisions
One person was arrested for a violation of his Gang Probation conditions by being under the influence of alcohol and in the company of other gang members.
11 vehicles were impounded, 5 drivers had a suspended drivers license and 5 drivers did not have a drivers license
34 citations were issued during this sweep.
Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.