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Eight Drivers Arrested for DUI at Encinitas Checkpoint

Encinitas CA— The San Diego Sheriff’s Department, North Coastal Sheriff’s Station conducted a DUI sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint in the 1800 block of S. Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas on St. Patrick’s Day, Friday, March 17, 2017 through Saturday, March 18, 2017, 7:30 p.m. to 01:00 a.m. The purpose of the checkpoint was to remove impaired and/or unlicensed drivers from the roadway, public education, and deterrence to increase the safety of all drivers.

A total of 878 vehicles approached the checkpoint; 878 vehicles were directed through the primary screening area of the checkpoint; and, 41 vehicles were directed to the secondary screening area for further investigation.

There were 11 drivers evaluated for being under the influence and eight drivers arrested for DUI – five for Alcohol and three for drugs.

11 citations were issued for: three violations for driving with a suspended driver’s license, six violations for unlicensed driver, two violations for no insurance; one violation for open container in a vehicle; and, one violation for driving out of the parameters of a provisional driver license. There were a total of ten vehicles towed.

This checkpoint was 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.”