Encinitas CA— The San Diego Sheriff’s Department, North Coastal Station conducted a DUI sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint in the 1800 block of S. Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas on Friday, March 15, 2019 through Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 8:11 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The purpose of the checkpoint was to remove impaired and/or unlicensed drivers from the roadway, public education, and deterrence with the overall goal to increase the safety of all drivers.
A total of 551 vehicles approached the checkpoint; 545 vehicles were directed through the primary screening area of the checkpoint; 22 vehicles were directed to the secondary screening area for further investigation.
Two drivers were evaluated for being under the influence and no one was arrested for DUI alcohol. 12 citations were issued: five violations for unlicensed driver; two violations for failure to present a driver license. Three vehicles were 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.”