FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Lt. T. Albergo, 760.839.4901
On November 19, 2011 the Escondido Police Department conducted a DUI Sobriety / Drivers License Checkpoint in the area of Grand Avenue and Spruce Street. Over 1,200 drivers, and their passengers, were provided educational material concerning the costs associated with a DUI arrest. There were no arrests made during the checkpoint. After the checkpoint closed, additional officers went on roving patrol looking for impaired drivers. One arrest was made during that portion of the sobriety enforcement detail. That person, an unlicensed driver, was also charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Following are other results of this event:
- 1632 vehicles drove through the checkpoint.
- 1238 vehicles were screened in primary.
- 42 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.
- 13 vehicles were impounded, 4 drivers had a suspended driver’s license and 10 drivers did not have a driver’s license.
- 9 drivers had no insurance.
- 16 total citations were issued during the checkpoint.
- Educational material was distributed regarding costs associated with a DUI.
- 1 child restraint seat was properly reinstalled for parents, free of charge.
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