Chula Vista - Officers from the Chula Vista Police Department conducted a DUI Saturation Patrol on Saturday, October 9th, 2010 within the City of Chula Vista.
The DUI Saturation Patrol was focused on increasing public awareness, decreasing the number of motorists operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, as well as insuring drivers have a valid driver's license.
During this operation, traffic stops were conducted on 46 vehicles. 6 persons were evaluated for driving under the influence and 1 of those drivers was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. A driver and passenger were cited for open containers of alcoholic drinks in a vehicle, 1 driver was driving with a suspended license and another driver had no driver’s license. A total of 3 vehicles were impounded, 1 for a driver operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, 1 for the motorist operating a vehicle without a license and 1 when a driver was arrested. 10 additional citations were written for various other vehicle code violations.
This was considered a successful DUI Saturation Patrol. The Chula Vista Police Department 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.
Funding for this operation was provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“DRUNK DRIVING. OVER THE LIMIT. UNDER ARREST.”
Police Public Information Office