Three Arrested at Escondido DUI Checkpoint


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                   CONTACT: Kevin Toth

DATE:  June 21, 2021                                          PHONE: (760) 839-4444


Three Arrested at Escondido DUI Checkpoint


Escondido Police arrested three drivers while conducting a DUI checkpoint on Friday, June 18, 2021.


The checkpoint was held at Valley Parkway and Avenida Del Diablo from 6 p.m. to midnight. 17 drivers were cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license, 644 vehicles were contacted.


Checkpoint locations are based on a history of crashes and DUI arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired.


The Escondido Police Department is committed to keeping the public safe when they are traveling.


The Escondido Police Department will hold another DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint in August.


Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.