Last weekend’s January 27, 2012 San Diego county DUI checkpoint at Centre City Parkway and Decatur Way, Escondido resulted in 2 DUI arrests (with 2 tows), release of 4 vehicles to an owner or designated driver, and one was released to a licensed passenger, San Diego DUI attorneys are told.
The California drunk driving checkpoint procedures under the new law apparently proceeded without complication. The unlicensed drivers were asked to contact the registered owners of the cars or another driver, and they were allowed to wait in their cars.
5 vehicles stopped at the checkpoint were towed because the drivers had suspended or revoked licenses, and one vehicle was towed because the registered owner could not be found after the San Diego DUI checkpoint closed.
Escondido DUI and driver’s license checkpoints have been the target of protests by activists who say the stops target illegal immigrants.
DUI Officers continued a roving DUI patrol in the city until 3 a.m., lawyers are told.
Escondido police have said the purpose of drunk driving and driver’s license checkpoints is education and deterrence, attorneys following this city are told.
For a list of DUI checkpoint locations in San Diego county, visit this site.