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CONTACT: Lt. T. Albergo; 760-839-4901
As part of the Escondido Police Department’s on-going traffic safety and enforcement efforts, officers from around San Diego County joined the Department today in stepped up traffic enforcement in Escondido. The operation, known as “County-Wide Integrated Traffic Enforcement” or “C.I.T.E.” is a multi-agency effort aimed at zero tolerance traffic enforcement. Participating agencies take turns hosting the event in their jurisdiction.
During the operation, officers issued 203 citations and impounded 13 vehicles in a span of four hours. Of the 203 citations issued, 33 were for cell phone use, 81 were for equipment violations and 16 were for driver’s license violations. The remaining citations were for various vehicle code offenses.
One driver was arrested for an outstanding DUI warrant. Another driver that was stopped had a suspended license, had five previous license suspensions, a prior DUI arrest, and had been formally deported five times. That person was arrested and an ICE hold was placed on him.
Submitted by: Lt. Albergo
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