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13 Arrested During ‘Avoid the 8 on 78’ Carlsbad Enhanced Enforcement

Carlsbad CA— On Friday April 17, beginning at 8 p.m. through 3 a.m this morning, the City of Carlsbad Police Department in conjunction with the ‘Avoid the 8 on 78’ Task Force conducted citywide enhanced drunk and impaired driving enforcement in Carlsbad.

The results of the five-hour special enforcement and educational campaign are as follows:

  • 92-traffic stops
  • 10-DUI arrests
  • 3-additional arrests
  • 25-citations issued

“Working collaboratively with north county law enforcement agencies toward our common goal of reducing the occurrences of drunk and impaired driving is an effective way to use resources while meeting our collective need,” said Lieutenant Mickey Williams. “The community can also play an important role by spreading the word and by not getting behind the wheel while impaired.”

The ‘Avoid the 8 on 78’ Task Force is spending 2015 focusing on enhanced DUI enforcement and education to  include additional roving patrols and checkpoints. The mission of the task force is to reduce drunken and impaired driving along the state Route 78 corridor, from Oceanside and Carlsbad to Escondido.

The task force includes the Carlsbad Police Department, Oceanside Police Department, San Diego Sheriff’s Department, Escondido Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Palomar College Police Department and CSUSM Police Department.