By SDCN Editor
Escondido, CA–Escondido police arrested three motorists on suspicion of driving under the influence at a sobriety and license checkpoint on April 14 in Escondido, authorities said.
Officers issued 21 citations to unlicensed drivers and four citations to drivers with suspended licenses. Three motorists were cited for not having proof of insurance, and two people were cited for allowing an unlicensed driver to operate their motor vehicle. Five vehicles were impounded. Escondido Police Department stated in a news release.
The checkpoint was held at East Valley Parkway and Beven Drive from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. Approximately 717 motorists were contacted by officers.
According to the Escondido Police Department, 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.
The Escondido Police Department will hold another DUI and Driver’s License checkpoint in April.
Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.