Zero DUI arrests in San Diego county after detaining nearly 600 vehicles in San Marcos, California, lawyers discover.rick
You don’t have to be a Libertarian to understand that spending tens of thousands of dollars on policemen without any return is a waste of San Diego county taxpayer money! San Marcos staged a San Diego California DUI Checkpoint at 100 West Mission on Friday March 20th, screened nearly 600 vehicles but arrested no one for DUI. Why not send those same policemen around San Diego county looking for drivers who are actually DUI or drunk, attorneys ask? Why pick an area where few DUI drivers drive, San Diego lawyers wonder?
It can’t be all about coffee, donuts and messing with citizens’ weekend free time! The San Diego Sheriff’s Department Press Release ironically stated, in announcing undisclosed DUI checkpoint locations:
“(A)ccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DUI checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any DUI enforcement strategies, while yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.”
Are they trying to pull wool over the San Diego citizens’ eyes? It sounds like it. I mean how much in DUI fines will be collected as a result of a full friday night zero arrest blunder? Justification should be demanded.