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Three DUI Arrests at Area Checkpoints

Oceanside CA— DUI/Drivers License checkpoints were held in Oceanside and Vista Friday night, June 19, 2015 resulting in three arrests for DUI.

Oceanside

The Oceanside Police Department Traffic Unit conducted several DUI/Driver License checkpoints in the downtown area between the hours of 8:50 p.m. and 12:45 a.m. Checkpoints were placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.
DUI/Drivers License checkpoints have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries. A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Ninety Percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints.
Results of the Oceanside D.U.I Checkpoints:

  • Drivers screened by officers: 599
  • Field Sobriety Tests Given: 5
  • DUI arrests:1
  • Vehicles were towed for 30 days: 2
  • Citations issued: 6
    • Suspended driver’s license: 2
    • Unlicensed drivers: 2
    • Not listed: 2

The Oceanside checkpoints were funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!

Vista

In Vista, deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Vista Station conducted a D.U.I checkpoint in the 1450 block of East Vista Way.
Results of the Vista D.U.I Checkpoint:

  • Total Cars through the Checkpoint: 1353
  • Total Cars into the Checkpoint: 643
  • Cars Sent to Secondary for Evaluation: 31
  • D.U.I Evaluations: 2
  • D.U.I Alcohol Arrests: 2
  • Vehicles Stored: 5
  • Citations Issued: 21
  • Unlicensed Driver: 11
  • Suspended License: 2
  • Allowing Unlicensed Driver to Drive: 1
  • Driving with provisional license: 1
  • No lights during darkness: 1
  • Speeding: 1
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Three DUI Arrests at Area Checkpoints