Escondido DUI checkpoint through midnight

Escondido police conduct a DUI/ driver's license checkpoint.

Planning on going by the Escondido Police Department building at 1100 N Centre City Parkway through midnight tonight? Better have your driver’s license on hand and maintain your sobriety. Police have a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint set up in the southbound lanes, south of El Norte Parkway.

Somewhat controversial, yet highly in your faces, Escondido police had promised to set up “a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city limits” from 6 p.m. to midnight tonight, Friday.

Escondido Police Department Traffic Unit officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing delaying motorists only momentarily.

When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes, police said.

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to Escondido Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’.

Escondido Police Receive Grant from Office of Traffic Safety – Nov. 9, 2015
Escondido Police Department has been awarded a $309,726 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. Escondido Police Department will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the quality of life through both enforcement and education.
Activities that the grant will fund include:
* Educational presentations
* DUI checkpoints
* DUI saturation patrols
* Motorcycle safety enforcement
* Distracted driving enforcement
* Seat belt and child safety seat enforcement
* Bicycle and pedestrian safety enforcement
* Speed, red light, and stop sign enforcement
* Warrant service operations targeting multiple DUI offenders
* Compilation of DUI “Hot Sheets,” identifying worst-of-the-worst DUI offenders
* Specialized DUI and drugged driving training such as Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), and Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE)


Escondido Checkpoint Results 2012-2015 : Results

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