FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Lt. T. Albergo, 760.839.4901
On Wednesday, August 17, Escondido Police partnered with San Diego County Probation officers at the Vista Court to spot check compliance with court ordered conditions imposed on people arrested for DUI. Individuals that receive probation are typically restricted from alcohol use and driving. Of the 16 individuals checked by the team, 3 left court and began driving away. Those 3 individuals were arrested for probation violations.
On Saturday evening, August 20th, Escondido Police conducted a DUI Saturation Patrol where additional officers are staffed with the primary goal of arresting DUI drivers. Officers arrested 8 individuals for Driving under the Influence of alcohol or drugs. Other results included 56 traffic stops, 15 field sobriety tests for suspected impaired drivers, and 31 citations for various violations. Two of those drivers had suspended or revoked licenses while 3 others had no valid license to drive. Officers impounded 6 vehicles.
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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