DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint Results

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07/26/14

                 NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT: Lt. J. Murphy

DATE:  07/26/2014                                                               PHONE: (760) 839-4901

                                                     

Sobriety Enforcement Results

 

On July 25, 2014 the Escondido Police Department conducted a DUI Sobriety / Driver’s License Checkpoint in the area of Avenida del Diablo and Valley Parkway.

 

Under a new state law, drivers whose ONLY offense was being UNLICENSED to drive were given the opportunity to locate the registered owner of the vehicle to either take or assign possession of the vehicle to a licensed driver. 12 vehicles were released to the owner or a designated driver. During the checkpoint, 3 vehicles were impounded.

 

Following are other results from this event:

  • 1225 vehicles drove through the checkpoint.
  • 696 vehicles were screened in primary.
  • 1 FST was conducted, resulting in 0 DUI arrests
  • 42 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)
  • 20 total citations were issued during the checkpoint. (4 for suspended license and 12 for unlicensed driver, 6 for no insurance.)
  • Educational material was distributed regarding DUI problems.

 

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

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

    

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                                                                 Lt. Justin Murphy