By SDCN Staff
Escondido, CA–Escondido Police Department conducted two special enforcement details targeting drunk and drugged drivers, as well as motorists who commit violations that are most commonly associated with traffic crashes.
In total, officers issued 168 citations for right-of-way violations, excessive speed, cell phone use, and other vehicle code violations that have a high probability of causing crashes. Four motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, and one was arrested for an outstanding DUI warrant. Four motorists with suspended licenses and two who have never been licensed received citations.
Funding for these details was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.