FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Lt. T. Albergo, 760-839-4901
The Escondido Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety / Driver’s License Checkpoint in the City of Escondido on Saturday night, February 11, 2012, from 6:00 PM until about 12:00 Midnight. In addition, officers will be assigned to DUI roving patrol until 3 AM.
The emphasis of the checkpoint will be to continue our education / awareness campaign on the dangers of driving impaired and to detect drunk drivers and those with suspended, revoked, or no driver license.
This checkpoint is an effort to continue the Escondido Police Department’s commitment to traffic safety by reducing the number of people killed and injured in alcohol-involved collisions.
The checkpoint is being conducted in conjunction with the North County Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Council, the San Diego County DUI Probation Team, and Mothers against Drunk Driving.
Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Drunk Driving: Over the Limit, Under Arrest – Report Drunk Drivers – Call 911