Traffic Safety Checkpoint Results

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10/08/12

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: LIEUTENANT CRAIG CARTER 760-838-4702

On October 08, 2012, the Escondido Police Department conducted a Traffic Safety Checkpoint in the area of San Pasqual Valley Rd and Oak Hill Dr. The results of this event were as follows:

  • 713 vehicles passed through the checkpoint location
  • 165 vehicles were contacted by screening officers
  • 43 drivers/vehicles were directed to secondary
  • 5  vehicles were impounded
  • 33 citations were issued

16     Unlicensed or suspended driver violations

10     No proof of insurance violations

 2     Registration violations

 4     Distracted driving violations

 2     Seatbelt violations

 2     Stop sign violations

Two drivers could not produce a valid form of identification and were taken to Escondido Police Department for identification. At the police department, the drivers were identified as not having a valid driver’s license as well as prior arrests for drunk driving, hit and run and child cruelty with injury. Both subjects were booked into Vista Detention Facility on an ICE hold.

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.

To report any suspicious activities in your neighborhood, you may contact the Police Department directly, or you may make an unidentified call on our Anonymous Tip Line at 760-743-TIPS (8477) or via our Web site at police.escondido.org. For breaking news releases, please follow the Escondido Police Department on Twitter at Escondido_PD.