DUI Checkpoint in Escondido
On Friday night, police officers in Escondido conducted a sobriety checkpoint. According to ABC Channel 10 News, the DUI checkpoint was held on Valley Parkway and Juniper Street. Of the 1,228 vehicles that were screened, there were two arrests, 43 citations and nine impounded cars.
All vehicles went through the initial checkpoint and only the drivers who were suspected of driving under the influence or drivers unable to provide a valid license were sent through a secondary screening process. Only 64 vehicles were sent through the secondary screening portion of the checkpoint. In addition to directly removing two suspected drunk drivers off of the road, this also served as a high-visibility deterrent campaign against drunk driving. This checkpoint was funded through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.