Oceanside, CA–Oceanside police arrested two people for driving under the influence of alcohol and cited 15 motorists for either driving on a suspended license or driving without a license at a DUI checkpoint on Friday in Oceanside.
The checkpoint was held in the 2500 block of Oceanside Boulevard from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. A total of 1,017 vehicles passed through 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.
As businesses continue to reopen, including bars and restaurants, impaired driving remains a top traffic safety concern for police officers.
Oceanside police will hold another DUI and Driver’s License checkpoint in March 2022.
Funding for the checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.