Encinitas CA— The San Diego Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, July 3, 2020, at an undisclosed location within the Encinitas city limits between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Checkpoint locations are based on history of DUI crashes and arrests. During the checkpoint, officers will look for signs drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, as well as check drivers for valid licenses.
In 2018, 1,069 people were killed on California roads in crashes involving drivers who had a blood alcohol content over the legal limit (.08 or above). The city of Encinitas has a high number of alcohol-related traffic incidents. The amount of DUI related arrests and collisions that occur along the coastal region are among the highest in the County of San Diego. During the past three years, over 500 drivers have been arrested for DUI in Encinitas. During that time, approximately 188 DUI collisions have occurred in Encinitas injuring approximately 76 citizens.
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Prescription or over-the-counter medications with an operating heavy machinery warning on the label can also impair. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.