Chula Vista - Officers from the Chula Vista Police Department conducted a DUI Saturation Patrol on Wednesday, August 17th, 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 73 vehicles. 12 persons were evaluated for driving under the influence and 3 of the drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Another driver evaluated for DUI was cited and released for violation of DUI court probation terms. One subject was cited and released for possession of marijuana, and another subject was cited and released for public urination. 1 driver was driving on a suspended license and another 2 drivers were driving without a license. 2 vehicles were impounded on a 30 day hold and another 2 vehicles were impounded with no holds. 36 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.
"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."
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