FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Lt. T. Albergo, 760-839-4901
On July 29, 2011 the Escondido Police Department conducted a DUI Sobriety / Drivers License Checkpoint in the area of El Norte Parkway and Ash Street. Following are the results of this event:
- 2,026 vehicles drove through the checkpoint.
- 1,075 vehicles were screened in primary.
- 31 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)
- 3 field sobriety tests were administered during the checkpoint.
- 2 drivers were arrested for DUI.
- 10 vehicles were impounded, 2 drivers had a suspended driver’s license and 7 drivers did not have a driver’s license.
- 3 drivers had no insurance.
- 17 total citations were issued during this event.
Educational material was distributed regarding traffic safety and sobriety enforcement
Funding for this operation is 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