Escondido Police Department Traffic Safety Checkpoint Results

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02/26/13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: LIEUTENANT CRAIG CARTER 760-838-4702

On February 26, 2013, the Escondido Police Department conducted a Traffic Safety Checkpoint in the area of San Pasqual Valley Road and Oakhill Drive. The results of this event were as follows:

  • 672    vehicles passed through the checkpoint location
  • 198    vehicles were contacted by screening officers
  • 44      drivers/vehicles were directed to secondary
  • 3                    vehicles were impounded
  • 19 citations were issued:

7      Unlicensed or suspended driver violations

5      No proof of insurance violations

3      Registration violations

 1     Distracted driving violation

 2     Cell phone violations

 2     Sign violations

1       Child Restraint violation

1     Driver in possession of Marijuana violation

 

The Traffic Safety Checkpoint demonstrated the Escondido Police Department’s commitment to traffic safety- licensed drivers, using seatbelts and child restraint seats, while driving mechanically safe vehicles that also happen to be properly registered and insured. The average delay was 52 seconds.

 

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