FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Lt. T. Albergo; 760-839-4901
On Monday, December 16th, officers from the Escondido Police Department participated in a special enforcement detail funded through the California Office of Traffic Safety. During the day, four Traffic Officers focused on violations that frequently result in traffic accidents, such as speeding, failing to yield the right of way and distracted driving. Officers wrote a total of thirty eight citations.
A 31 year old male driver was stopped at 11 AM for driving while talking on his cell phone. The man had a suspended license for a previous Felony DUI arrest, where he injured another person in a traffic accident. The man had a warrant for his arrest and was also on Felony DUI Probation. He was also under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and charged with the DUI, driving on a suspended license, violating his Felony Probation conditions, and the outstanding warrant.
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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