On Saturday, August 20th, 2011, Officers from the Chula Vista Police Department conducted a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint in the 600 block of Palomar Street in the City of Chula Vista from 6 PM to 2 AM. During the operation, 1430 cars drove through the checkpoint and officers directly contacted 658 of them. Officers conducted 11 Standard Field Sobriety Tests resulting in 3 drivers being arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Officers cited 23 drivers for driving on a suspended license or driving without a driver's license. A total of 21 vehicles were impounded. Twelve other drivers received citations for other violations.
The purpose of the checkpoint is to promote public safety; increase awareness of the dangers associated with drinking and driving, and serves as a deterrent to potential impaired and unlicensed drivers.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Chula Vista Police Department will be continuing our efforts to keep drivers in our community safe.
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