Chula Vista - Officers from the Chula Vista Police Department conducted a DUI Saturation Patrol on Friday, January 27th, 2012 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 60 vehicles. 7 persons were evaluated for driving under the influence and 1 of the drivers was cited for under 21 years old and over a .01% BAC. A driver was placed under arrest for possession of methamphetamine and a passenger from a separate traffic stop was placed under arrest for possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and impersonating another person. 1 driver was driving on a suspended license and another 4 were unlicensed. 2 vehicles were impounded on a 30 day hold and another 2 vehicles were impounded with no holds. 30 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.
“DRIVER SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER.”
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