Holiday DUI Checkpoints in San Diego County can affect YOU By Daniel Smith

On December 23, 2011, deputies and officers from the San Diego County Avoid 14 Task Force conducted a DUI/ Driver License checkpoint at Espola Road and Valle Verde, in the city of Poway.

Approximately 1069 vehicles passed through the checkpoint; Eight (8) field sobriety evaluations were conducted on drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. One (1) arrest was made for a minor driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; One (1) arrest was made for possession of a controlled substance, One (1) arrest was made for possession of marijuana; Two (2) arrests were made for driving on a suspended driver license while suspended for a DUI conviction; Four (4) citations were issued for driving on a suspended license, and five (5) vehicles were towed/stored.

Additionally, DUI saturation patrols were conducted in conjunction with the main Checkpoint Operation. Four (4) people were arrested for driving while impaired or intoxicated, and four (4) vehicles were towed/stored. One of the arrestees was also charged with driving while on probation with a prior conviction of driving under the influence.

Even if you are not driving under the influence, Holiday DUI checkpoints can affect you. Check back to the DUI Defense at San Diego Defenders to find out where San Diego County checkpoints will be scheduled for New Years Eve.

If you or a loved one are charged with a DUI, driving on a suspended license, possession of a controlled substance or any other offense, please contact our office at (619)258-8888 to speak with an experienced attorney.