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9/5/2011 - DUI/DL LABOR DAY WEEKEND CHECKPOINTS HELD IN CHULA VISTA
 

Chula Vista - On Saturday, September 3rd, 2011, Officers from the Chula Vista Police Department conducted a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint in the 1000 block of Third Ave in the City of Chula Vista from 6 PM to 2 AM. During the operation, 852 cars drove through the checkpoint and officers directly contacted 547 of them. Officers conducted 9 Standard Field Sobriety Tests resulting in 2 drivers being arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Officers cited 16 drivers for driving on a suspended license or driving without a driver's license. A total of 14 vehicles were impounded. 7 drivers received citations for other violations.

Chula Vista- On Sunday, September 4th, 2011, Officers from the Chula Vista Police Department conducted a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint in the 1100 block of Olympic Parkway in the City of Chula Vista from 6 PM to 2 AM. During the operation, 2,975 cars drove through the checkpoint and officers directly contacted 1,234 of them. Officers conducted 9 Standard Field Sobriety Tests resulting in no drivers being arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Officers cited 9 drivers for driving on a suspended license or driving without a driver's license. A total of 11 vehicles were impounded. 19 separate 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. Drive Sober or get Pulled Over!


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