The sheriff’s department has announced that it will be conducting a DUI checkpoint somewhere in Poway next week.
The checkpoint will operate on Aug. 10 between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. and will be staffed by DUI-trained deputies that will be looking for signs that a driver has been drinking or is under the influence of drugs, according to a press release issued by the department. The location of the Poway checkpoint was not released.
“The focus of the operation will be the apprehension of suspects who are determined to be operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and/or under the influence of drugs or driving while unlicensed/suspended,” the press release stated.
The release was issued by Deputy Aaron Meleen of the Poway station, who has been recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving as one of the . Meleen made 70 DUI arrests in 2011, and 64 in 2010.
resulted in several citations but no drivers arrested for DUI.