San Diego DUI attorneys say on Aug. 30, 2,133 cars passed through Carlsbad’s DUI/driver’s license checkpoint. With 614 sent through primary inspection, five field sobriety test were conducted, one driver was arrested for driving under the influence, and 17 vehicles were towed. An additional 26 citations were issued for other violations.
The checkpoint was manned by Carlsbad Police as well as the CHP and other local law enforcement agencies, according to San Diego DUI attorneys . Representatives from Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the families of CHP Officers Sean Nava and Stephen Linen who were killed by drunk drivers also attended.
The checkpoint was held on Palomar Airport Road east of El Camino Real in Carlsbad from approximately 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. It was funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Safety Administration.
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Dual drunk driving checkpoints were conducted in Del Mar and Solana Beach in August.
The Del Mar checkpoint, on Aug. 22, was held from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. near the intersection of Camino Del Mar and 11th Street. It resulted in 664 vehicles contacted with four arrests and three additional citations issued for various other reasons.
The Solana Beach checkpoint, on Aug. 23, was held from 6 p.m. to midnight near the 400 block of Stevens Avenue. During the evening, 339 vehicles were contacted and the sweep netted one arrest and four additional citations issued for other offenses.
This year, law enforcement agencies throughout California are asking for the public’s help in spotting drunk drivers by calling 911. Drivers are asked to be prepared to report the location, direction, make, model and license plate of the vehicle to the authorities so police can follow up appropriately.
Utilizing citizens and motorists to alert law enforcement to possible impaired drivers can greatly enhance the efforts of law enforcement officers in apprehending DUI drivers. This outreach should also serve as a deterrent to potential drunk drivers. All drivers should be aware that fellow motorists will have their eyes open, and with more than half of all motorists now using cell phones, those who choose to drive impaired run a much greater risk of being caught, per San Diego DUI lawyers. www.sandiegodrunkdrivingattorney.net/articles