By SDCN Editor
Escondido, CA–Escondido police issued 42 citations to unlicensed drivers while conducting a DUI checkpoint on March 2 within the city limits.
One citation was issued to a driver who was driving on a suspended license and was uninsured. Two citations were issued to drivers not wearing seatbelts. Three citations were issued for expired registration. Two additional citations were issued for uninsured drivers, and three vehicles were impounded, the Escondido Police Department said.
The checkpoint was held at Escondido Blvd. and Woodward Ave. from 6:00 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. Approximately 510 motorists were contacted by officers.
Checkpoint locations are based on a history of crashes and DUI arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired.
Funding for the DUI checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.