Del Mar CA– Deputies from the San Diego Sheriff’s Department with Police Officers from Chula Vista Police Department, National City Police Department, SDSU Police Department, and UC San Diego Police Department, conducted DUI Enforcement Patrols to locate and identify drunk drivers. The intent of the DUI saturation is to lower deaths and injuries in and around the Del Mar Race Track and after the “Cult” Concert held at the race track.
The AVOID Agencies had ten teams of deputies and officers who conducted 128 traffic stops and evaluated 19 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Four people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and booked into jail. Two drivers were cited for driving on a suspended driver’s license and two drivers were cited for driving without a driver’s license. Additionally there were ten miscellaneous traffic citations issued for various other offenses. No vehicles were impounded.
The “Zero Tolerance” DUI Saturation Patrols were targeting those who still don’t heed the message to designate a sober driver before their celebrations begins. Police, Sheriff and the CHP encourage all motorists to watch and report impaired drivers each and every trip around town or during summer vacations: Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1 anytime motorists encounter that dangerous driver. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.