ESCONDIDO–The Escondido Police Department conducted Saturday a DUI sobriety driver’s license checkpoint in the area of Centre City Parkway and Decatur Way.
Drivers whose only offense was being unlicensed to drive were given the opportunity to locate the registered owner of the vehicle to either take or assign possession of the vehicle to a licensed driver. Twelve vehicles were released to the owner or a designated driver. During the checkpoint, 11 vehicles were impounded.
A total of 1236 vehicles drove through the checkpoint; 835 vehicles were screened in primary; 52 vehicles were sent to secondary screening (drivers who could not produce a driver’s license or who were suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs), and 32 total citations were issued during the checkpoint (8 for suspended license and 15 for unlicensed driver, 1 for no insurance). There were 3 field sobriety tests administered and 1 arrest for DUI.
Officers also distributed educational materials on DUI problems.
Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.