Vista CA— The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is well aware of the community’s concern for persons Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is taking a major countermeasure by implementing a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint. On Friday, December 8, 2017 from 7:00 p.m., to Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 2:00 a.m., the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Vista Station with assistance from the California Highway Patrol will be conducting a DUI sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint in an undisclosed location in the city of Vista.
The primary intent of this checkpoint is to educate the public of the dangers associated with drinking and driving. Additionally, this checkpoint will serve as a deterrent to potentially impaired drivers. Finally, this checkpoint provides an important governmental service by promoting public safety. The focus of the operation will be the apprehension of suspects who are determined to be operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and/or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. They will also be checking for drivers who are driving while unlicensed or suspended.
The checkpoint will consist of DUI-trained deputies and officers who will evaluate drivers’ abilities to safely operate motor vehicles and check drivers for a valid driver’s license.
This checkpoint is funded by a grant through the California Office of Traffic Safety.
The Office of Traffic Safety and local law enforcement urge drivers to “Report Drunk Drivers. Call 911.”