San Diego County Sheriff's Department

08/13/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/13/2017 04:20

Impaired/Unlicensed Driver Checkpoint - Santee (Posted: 8/13/2017 2:45:43 AM)

Subject:

Impaired/Unlicensed Driver Checkpoint - Santee

Person Providing Information:

Sgt. Aaron Meleen

Email Address of Provider:

[email protected]

Telephone number of Provider:

Media Contact:

Lt. Anthony O'Boyle [email protected]

Date of Release:

August 13, 2017

Time of Release:

3:00 a.m.

SYNOPSIS:

San Diego County

SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

NEWS RELEASE INFORMATION SHEET

On the night of August 12, 2017, between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 2:00 a.m., deputies from the San Diego Sheriff's Department, Santee Traffic Division conducted a DUI sobriety and driver license checkpoint near the 8900 block of Mission Gorge Road in the City of Santee. The checkpoint was staffed by approximately 12 DUI trained Sheriff's Deputies. The purpose of the checkpoint and saturation was to remove impaired and/or unlicensed drivers from the roadway, public education and deterrence thereby increasing the safety of all drivers and allowing for a safer driving environment. Funding for this operation was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

A total of 803 vehicle drivers were contacted during the checkpoint. The operation resulted in one (1) Felony DUI arrest for violation of 22350 of the California Vehicle Code. Twenty-nine (29) were directed into the secondary inspection area for further evaluation. There were a total of five (5) Field Sobriety Tests given. Seven (7) citations were issued for suspended/revoked or no driver's license and six (6) vehicles were impounded during the operation.

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