ENCINITAS–The San Diego Sheriff’s Department conducted a DUI sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint this weekend in Encinitas.
The checkpoint was held in the 1800 block of South Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas on Friday through Saturday, from 8:11 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The purpose of the checkpoint was to remove impaired and/or unlicensed drivers from the roadway, public education, and deterrence with the overall goal to increase the safety of all drivers.
A total of 551 vehicles approached the checkpoint; 545 vehicles were directed through the primary screening area of the checkpoint; 22 vehicles were directed to the secondary screening area for further investigation.
Two drivers were evaluated for being under the influence and no one was arrested for DUI alcohol. 12 citations were issued: five violations for unlicensed driver; two violations for failure to present a driver license. Three vehicles were towed.
The checkpoint was funded by a grant through the California Office of Traffic Safety. The Office of Traffic Safety and local law enforcement urge drivers to “Report Drunk Drivers; Call 911.”