California: Chula Vista Police report on DUI checkpoint; 2 impaired drivers, 11 vehicles impounded; 666 vehicles screened

Chula Vista, CA – Chula Vista Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI / Drivers License Checkpoint on 04-19-14, in the 1000 block of Third Avenue, city of Chula Vista between the hours of 1800 p.m. and 0100 a.m.  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.

DUI/Drivers License checkpoints have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries.  A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired, bringing 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.  Ninety Percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints.

On 04-19-14 in the city of Chula Vista,
1,084 vehicles traveled thru the checkpoint
666 vehicles were screened
6 drivers conducted field sobriety tests
1 driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol
1 driver was arrested for driving under the combined influence of alcohol and drugs
19 unlicensed or suspended license citations were issued
11 vehicles were impounded
1 citation for open container was issued
14 other citations were issued

The Chula Vista Police Department will be conducting additional DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints through out the remainder of the year 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.  Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!