FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lt. T. Albergo, 760-839-4901
This Friday night, on New Year’s Eve, the Escondido Police Department will staff additional officers specifically assigned for DUI enforcement. The Escondido Police Department will also be conducting a Sobriety / Drivers License Checkpoint in the City of Escondido on Saturday night, January 1, 2011.
These enforcement efforts continue the Escondido Police Department’s commitment to traffic safety by reducing the number of people killed and injured in alcohol-involved collisions.
The emphasis of the checkpoint will be to detect drunk drivers and those with suspended, revoked, or no driver license and to continue our education / awareness campaign on the dangers of driving impaired.
The checkpoint is being conducted in conjunction with the North County Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Council, the San Diego County DUI Probation Team, and Mothers against Drunk Driving.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Drunk Driving: Over the Limit, Under Arrest — Report Drunk Drivers — Call 911