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Two DUI Arrests and 24 Citations Issued at Vista Checkpoint

Vista CA— On the night of January 28, 2022 between 8:00 PM and 1:30 AM, deputies from the Sheriff’s Vista Patrol Station conducted a DUI sobriety and driver license checkpoint in the 700 block of East Vista Way in the city of Vista. The checkpoint was staffed by approximately 10 deputy sheriffs.
The purpose of the checkpoint was to remove impaired and/or unlicensed drivers from the roadway, public education, and deterrence, thereby increasing the safety of all drivers and allowing for a safer driving environment. Funding for this operation was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
A total of 429 vehicle drivers were contacted during the checkpoint. Sixty-two vehicles were directed into the secondary inspection area for further evaluation. The checkpoint resulted in two DUI arrests. Additionally, twenty-four citations were issued for unlicensed, suspended, or revoked driver’s license. A total of nine vehicles were impounded during the operation.

Checkpoint Activity

  • Total Vehicles Through: 479
  • Vehicles Contacted: 429
  • Vehicles Through Without Contact: 50
  • Vehicles Sent To Secondary: 62
  • Field Sobriety Tests Conducted: 4
  • DUI Alcohol Arrests: 2
  • DUI Drug Arrests: 0
  • DUI Alcohol/Drug Combo Arrests: 0
  • Other Arrests: 0
  • Citations Issued: 24
  • Vehicles Stored: 8
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Two DUI Arrests and 24 Citations Issued at Vista Checkpoint