On December 16, 2011 the Escondido Police Department conducted a DUI Sobriety / Drivers License Checkpoint in the area of San Pasqual Valley Road and Oakhill. Nearly 900 drivers, and their passengers, were provided educational material concerning the costs associated with a DUI arrest. One driver was arrested at the checkpoint for driving under the influence of alcohol. After the checkpoint closed, additional officers went on roving patrol looking for impaired drivers. Two DUI arrests were made during that portion of the sobriety enforcement detail. Following are total results from this event:
- 962 vehicles drove through the checkpoint.
- 883 vehicles were screened in primary.
- 25 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)
- 6 field sobriety tests were administered during the evening.
- 6 vehicles were impounded; 3 drivers did not have a driver’s license, and the 3 DUI drivers that were arrested had their vehicles towed.
- 9 drivers had no insurance.
- 17 total citations were issued during the checkpoint.
- Educational material was distributed regarding costs associated with a DUI.
- 6 child restraint seats were 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.
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