Chula Vista - Officers from the Chula Vista Police Department conducted a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint on Saturday, October 16th, 2010 on the 1000 block of Third Avenue (southbound) in Chula Vista from 7 p.m. to approximately 11 p.m. The checkpoint was shut down due to weather conditions and officers held a DUI Saturation Patrol from approximately 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
This DUI/Driver's License checkpoint and saturation patrol was aimed at increasing public awareness, decreasing the number of drivers who drive while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs as well as insuring drivers have a valid driver's license.
During the operation, 741 vehicles drove through the checkpoint. 433 vehicles were flagged for inspection, 10 drivers were evaluated for driving under the influence of alcohol and 2 of those drivers were arrested for driving under the influence. 19 vehicles were impounded for motorists driving on a suspended license, being unlicensed, or vehicle being unregistered. One driver was cited for having an open alcohol beverage container in the vehicle. An additional 14 citation were issued for various other vehicle code violations.
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."
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