Vista CA— Deputies from the Vista Sheriff’s Station conducted a planned DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint in the 2400 block of South Melrose Drive in the city of Vista on Saturday, May 8, 2016 from 7:45 p.m. through Sunday, May 9, 2016 at 1:15 a.m.
A total of 1503 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. 619 vehicles were directed into the primary screening area and 34 drivers were sent to secondary for further evaluation.
Field sobriety tests were conducted on seven drivers suspected of driving under the influence.
Three arrests were made for driving under the influence of alcohol and one arrest was made for being drunk in public.
13 drivers were cited for being unlicensed and 1 driver was cited for driving on a suspended driver’s license. 6 were issued citations for allowing an unlicensed driver to drive. 4 drivers were cited for not having their driver’s license in their possession. 9 vehicles were impounded during the operation.
The purpose of the checkpoint was to remove impaired and/or unlicensed drivers from the roadway, educate the public, deter impaired driving, and increase public safety. Funding for this operation was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.