Chula Vista - Officers from the Chula Vista Police Department conducted a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint on Thursday, December 17, 2009 in the 600 block of E Street in Chula Vista from 6 pm to 2 a.m.
This DUI/Driver's License checkpoint was conducted to increase public awareness, decrease the number of drivers operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs as well as insuring drivers have a valid driver's license.
During the operation, 1,344 vehicles drove through the checkpoint; 556 vehicles were flagged for inspection; 7 drivers were evaluated for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs; 1 driver was arrested for driving under the influence; 1 passenger was cited for possession of marijuana; 23 vehicles were impounded for suspended or unlicensed drivers; and a total of 36 citations were issued.
This was considered a successful DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint. The Chula Vista Police Department with funding from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is continuing its efforts to keep our community safe by detecting and deterring impaired drivers. The Chula Vista Police Department is asking for the public's continued assistance throughout the year to Report Drunk Drivers - Call 9-1-1.
"DRUNK DRIVING. OVER THE LIMIT. UNDER ARREST."
Police Public Information Office