The Chula Vista Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on 03/16/12, at 500 Third Ave between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. when it was converted to a saturation patrol due to inclement weather. A second checkpoint on 03/17/12 was converted to a saturation patrol due to inclement weather. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.
This DUI/Drivers License checkpoint lowers DUI deaths and injuries. A major component of these checkpoints is the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired bring about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.
On 03/17/12, Chula Vista PD assisted the National City Police Department after a vehicle they were pursuing fled into Chula Vista, careened off the freeway, and destroyed a signal light pole. The driver was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and DUI.
279 Vehicles Screened (03/16/12)
1 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested
5 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
1 Arrested on other Criminal Charges
11 Citations issued
Chula Vista PD will be conducting another DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on 03/23/12 in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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