As the final summer holiday approaches, law enforcement agencies are stepping up efforts at getting drunken drivers off the roads with checkpoints and saturation patrols planned all over San Diego County.
A driver-safety checkpoint that operated Wednesday at the Vista Courthouse screened all vehicles that entered the parking lot from 3:30-5:30 p.m., according to the Sheriff’s Department. More that 300 vehicles went through the checkpoint, and suspected violators were directed to a secondary-inspection area.
At the checkpoint, 22 people were cited for driving without a license, driving on a suspended license and/or allowing an unlicensed driver to operate a vehicle. Authorities towed 21 cars during the operation, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
Among the DUI checkpoints scheduled in San Diego County through Labor Day are .