Officers from the Chula Vista Police Department conducted a DUI Saturation Patrol on Saturday, February 5th, 2011 within the City of Chula Vista.
The DUI 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 this operation traffic stops were conducted on 83 vehicles. 12 people were evaluated for driving under the influence and 2 of the drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. One of the subjects evaluated was arrested for violation of DUI Probation for having over .01% BAC. One driver was arrested for possession of marijuana. 2 drivers were driving on a suspended license and another 3 drivers had no driver’s license. 2 vehicles were impounded on a 30 day hold. 19 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
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