Oceanside CA— Oceanside Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on November 14, 2014, at 900 N. Coast Hwy between the hours of 9:20 p.m. and 2:15 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.
DUI/Drivers License checkpoints have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries. A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Ninety Percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints.
A total of 495 drivers were screened by officers, with four Field Sobriety Tests given resulting in one DUI arrest. Ten vehicles were towed, eight for 30 days, and sixteen citations issued, with five for suspended driver’s license.
Oceanside PD will be conducting another DUI saturation Patrol on Saturday November 22, 2014 in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!