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2/20/2011 - DUI SATURATION PATROL KEEPS DRIVERS SAFE IN THE RAIN
 

Officers from the Chula Vista Police Department conducted a DUI Saturation Patrol on Saturday, February 19th, 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 the operation there were no collisions involving an impaired driver.

During this operation, traffic stops were conducted on 111 vehicles. 13 persons were evaluated for driving under the influence and 4 of the drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. One driver was arrested for violating his terms of DUI Probation. One of the DUI drivers arrested had an outstanding DUI warrant. Another DUI driver arrested had three priors elevating his arrest to a felony. Four drivers were driving on a suspended license and another five drivers had no driver's license. Three vehicles were impounded on a 30 day hold and another 7 vehicles were impounded for no holds. One stolen vehicle was recovered, 37 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."


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