Sobriety/DL Checkpoint Results

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08/14/11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

On August 13, 2011 the Escondido Police Department conducted a DUI Sobriety / Drivers License Checkpoint in the area of Valley Parkway and Juniper Street.  Following are the results of this event: 

  •  1,343 vehicles drove through the checkpoint.
  •  954 vehicles were screened in primary.
  •  48 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 during the checkpoint.
  • 2 drivers were arrested for DUI. One was under the influence of a controlled substance and was also in possession of controlled substances.
  • 18 vehicles were impounded, 1 driver had a suspended driver’s license and 19 drivers did not have a driver’s license.
  • 4 drivers had no insurance.
  • Ø  41 total citations were issued during this event.
  • Ø  5 child safety seats were correctly reinstalled for parents.
  • Educational material was distributed regarding traffic safety and sobriety enforcement.
  • 10 citizens toured the operational areas to learn more about checkpoints.

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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