California: San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore reports Deputies Snared Three Boozing Bozos in DUI Checkpoint

San Diego County Sheriff sobriety checkpoint

San Diego County Sheriff sobriety checkpoint

San Diego Deputies Snared Three Boozing Bozos in DUI Checkpoint; 13 for driving without a permit and 9 clunkers were towed away

VISTA, CALIF. — The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department reports that Deputies from the Vista Sheriff’s Station conducted a planned DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint in the 2400 block of South Melrose Drive in the city of Vista on Saturday, May 8, 2016, from 7:45 p.m. through Sunday, May 9, 2016, at 1:15 a.m.

A total of 1503 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. 619 vehicles were directed into the primary screening area and 34 drivers were sent to secondary for further evaluation.

Field sobriety tests were conducted on seven drivers suspected of driving under the influence. Three arrests were made for driving under the influence of alcohol and one arrest was made for being drunk in public.

13 drivers were cited for being unlicensed and 1 driver was cited for driving on a suspended driver’s license. 6 were issued citations for allowing an unlicensed driver to drive. 4 drivers were cited for not having their driver’s license in their possession. 9 vehicles were impounded during the operation.

The purpose of the checkpoint was to remove impaired and/or unlicensed drivers from the roadway, educate the public, deter impaired driving, and increase public safety. Funding for this operation was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Sheriff Bill Gore’s law enforcement career spans over 44 years. He spent 32 years in the FBI, where he rose to the level of Assistant Director. He served as Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Seattle and San Diego Field Divisions, where he implemented the FBI Cyber Crime Squad and Joint Terrorism Task Force. He played a significant role in establishing the San Diego Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory, the first of its kind in the United States. After retiring from the FBI, Sheriff Gore served as Special Advisor and Chief Investigator to the San Diego County District Attorney.  In 2004, he was appointed by Sheriff Bill Kolender to serve as Assistant Sheriff over the Law Enforcement Services Bureau and then as Undersheriff, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Department.

San Diego County Sheriff sobriety checkpoint

San Diego County Calif. Sheriff Bill Gore