Escondido police officers issued 31 citations and impounded seven vehicles at an overnight checkpoint to begin the weekend, a police lieutenant said.

Nearly 2,100 vehicles passed through the checkpoint near Ash Street and El Norte Parkway, and 999 of them were screened, Lt. Justin Murphy said in a statement.

Although officers did not make any suspected drunken driving arrests, they ticketed 14 unlicensed drivers, 12 without insurance and five with suspended licenses, Murphy said.

The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

– City News Service

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