Results of Sobriety/DL checkpoint

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07/03/11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Lt. Tom Albergo, 760.839.4901

On July 2, 2011 the Escondido Police Department conducted a DUI Sobriety / Drivers License Checkpoint in the area of Valley Parkway and Avenida del Diablo.  Following are the results of this event: 

  •  1,776 vehicles drove through the checkpoint.
  •  1,204 vehicles were screened in primary.
  •  45 vehicles were sent to secondary screening (drivers who could not produce a drivers    license or who  were suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs)
  • 4 field sobriety tests were administered during the checkpoint.
  • 1 driver had no license and gave false information to the officer about his identity. He was determined to have been a prior deport by ICE and had a previous DUI conviction. He was turned over to ICE.
  • 15 vehicles were impounded, 3 drivers had a suspended driver’s license and 17 drivers did not have a driver’s license.
  • 5 drivers had no insurance.
  • Ø  26 total citations were issued during this event.
  • Educational material was distributed regarding traffic safety and sobriety enforcement.
  • 4 child safety seats were properly installed for parents.

 

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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