By Gina Yarbrough
Escondido, CA–Escondido police cited 21 unlicensed motorists, and four others with suspended licenses during a driving under the influence checkpoint Friday night in the city.
The DUI checkpoint was conducted at West Valley Parkway and Avenida del Diablo. One motorist was arrested on an outstanding DUI warrant.
The checkpoint was conducted between 6:15 p.m. and 11 p.m. It ended early due to a fatal collision unrelated to the checkpoint.
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, Escondido Police Department said in a news release.
The Escondido Police Department will hold another DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint in September.
Funding for the checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.