FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Lt. T. Albergo, 760-839-4901
On Friday night, 1-11-13, officers from the Escondido Police Department conducted a DUI Saturation Patrol. During the evening, two drivers were arrested for DUI. One of those individuals was observed driving in the area of Grand Avenue and Centre City Parkway. When officers attempted to pull him over, he accelerated and failed to pull over. The officers pursued him into San Diego at speeds reaching 90 MPH at times. H eventually decided to stop and give up. The man was already on DUI court probation from a previous DUI arrest, had a warrant for his arrest for DUI, and had a suspended license. He was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol, felony evading arrest, and the other related charges mentioned.
A total of 6 Field Sobriety tests were administered during the night to other suspected DUI drivers, which yielded the two arrests.
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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