By SDCN Editor
Vista. CA–The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department released data on the DUI sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint conducted on January 28 in Vista.
The checkpoint was conducted between 8:00 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. in the 700 block of East Vista Way. It was staffed by 10 deputy sheriffs, authorities said.
A total of 429 vehicle drivers were contacted during the checkpoint. Sixty-two vehicles were directed into the secondary inspection area for further evaluation. The checkpoint resulted in two DUI arrests. Additionally, 24 citations were issued for unlicensed, suspended, or revoked driver’s licenses. A total of nine vehicles were impounded during the operation.
The purpose of the checkpoint was to remove impaired and, or unlicensed drivers from the roadway, public education, and deterrence, thereby increasing the safety of all drivers and allowing for a safer driving environment.
Funding for the operation was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.