DUI Checkpoint Planned

What is an RSS Feed? 

An RSS Feed contains frequently updated content published by a Web site, usually used for news and blogs.

How do I subscribe to an RSS Feed in Windows Internet Explorer?

• Click the RSS Feeds RSS Icon button to view feeds on the Web page.
• Click Subscribe to this feed.
• Type a name for the feed and select the folder to create the feed in.
• Click the Add to Favorites Bar check box.
• Click Subscribe.
• To view subscribed feeds, click the browser's Favorites button, then click the Feeds tab.

How do I subscribe to an RSS Feed in Mozilla Firefox?

• Click the RSS Feeds RSS Icon button to view feeds on the Web page.
• Click the Always use Live Bookmarks to subscribe to feeds check box.
• Click Subscribe Now.
• Type a name for the feed and select the folder to create the feed in.
• Click Subscribe.

08/10/17

NEWS RELEASE

                                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Lt. M. Kearney                                                                                              DATE: 08/10/2017 PHONE: (760) 839-4901

 

DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend

 

The Escondido Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on August 11, 2017, at an undisclosed location within the city limits.

 

The deterrent effect of High Visibility Enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug impaired crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized proactive DUI operations are conducted routinely.

 

  1. Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests, affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.

 

In California, alcohol involved collisions led to 1,155 deaths and nearly 24,000 serious injuries in 2014 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Over the course of the past three years Escondido PD officers have investigated 187 DUI collisions which have claimed 2 lives and resulted in another 278 injuries.

 

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing, delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes.

 

Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol. Everyone should be mindful that if you’re taking medication – whether prescription or over-the-counter – drinking even small amounts of alcohol can greatly intensify the impairment affects.

 

Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or “DDVIP,” free mobile app for Android or iPhone. The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more. The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft or Curb.

 

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspensions and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.

 

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Escondido Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’.

 

# # #