A drunk driving checkpoint. Photo courtesy San Diego Sheriff's Department
A drunk driving checkpoint. Photo courtesy San Diego Sheriff’s Department

A weekend checkpoint at Lincoln Avenue and Fig Street resulted in one arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence and 37 others being cited for various violations, a police official said Sunday.

The Escondido Police Department set up the checkpoint Saturday night, said Lt. Mike Kearney. Twenty-six people were cited for driving without a license, 11 for not having insurance and seven for driving on a  suspended license, Kearney said.

Police conducted two field sobriety tests and arrested one person for suspected DUI, he added.

Kearney said that out of 2,275 vehicles that passed through, 879 vehicles were screened, and 60 vehicles were sent for a secondary screening if drivers could not produce a license, or were suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Drivers whose only offense was being unlicensed to drive were given the opportunity to locate ownership papers, while 16 vehicles were released to the owner or a designated driver, said Kearney, who added that police impounded 12 vehicles.

— City News Service