DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint Results

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03/12/11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Lt. T. Albergo, 760-839-4901

On March 12, 2011 the Escondido Police Department conducted a DUI Sobriety / Drivers License Checkpoint in the area of Valley Parkway and Avenida Del Diablo. This event was funded through the California Office of Traffic Safety, Berkeley’s School of Education and SafeTREC. The
following are results of the event:

  • 818 vehicles drove through the checkpoint.
  • 737 vehicles were screened in primary.
  • 28 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.
  • 1 driver was arrested for DUI. The 19 year old man was on probation for a previous DUI offense, and had a suspended driver’s license.
  • 1 driver was cited and released for being in possession of marijuana
  • 14 vehicles were impounded, 5 drivers had a suspended driver’s license and 9 drivers did not have a driver’s license. 8 drivers had no insurance.
  • 21 citations were issued during this event.
  • 4 child restraint seats were correctly reinstalled free of charge.
  • Educational material was also provided to motorists

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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Escondido Police Department   California Office of Traffic Safety

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