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No Arrests Made at DUI Checkpoint Friday Night

Law enforcement agencies are stepping up DUI details as the New Year’s holiday approaches.

Deputies conducting a DUI checkpoint in Poway Friday night made no arrests, but issued five citations for driving without a valid license, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

The checkpoint operated in the 13000 block of westbound Poway Road between 7 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. Of the 2,498 vehicles that drove through the checkpoint, 674 were screened by deputies looking for signs of impairment and checking driver’s licenses, according to Deputy Aaron Meleen.

Sixteen drivers were sent to a secondary inspection area to have the status of their license checked, according to Meleen.

Friday night’s checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Timber December 30, 2012 at 08:31 PM
http://apps.sdsheriff.net/press/Default.aspx?FileLink=b6a8a27d-8d58-4fee-aded-9d9ae9f5a144 "There were no suspected DUI drivers, and therefore no DUI evaluations were conducted nor DUI arrests made. There were 5 citations issued for drivers who were driving without a valid driver's license . These unlicensed drivers were able to provide a licensed driver who were then allowed to drive these vehicles from the checkpoint per California Assembly Bill AB353. Additionally, two drivers were issued citations for driving on suspended licenses and their vehicles were towed from the checkpoint." --------------- At least everyone (2,498) attending the voluntary meeting with the police got educated

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