One motorist was arrested for drunk driving during a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint in San Marcos this weekend, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
Of the 2,510 vehicles that drove through the checkpoint in the 800 block of West San Marcos Boulevard on Friday night, 665 were contacted by law enforcement and 41 were sent to a secondary evaluation area, Deputy Yvan Rogers said.
Only one of the nine drivers who were given a DUI evaluation was arrested, Rogers said. One vehicle was impounded because the driver allegedly was driving on a suspended license.
There were 17 citations issued for various violations including driving without a license, driving on a suspended license, possession of an open container of alcohol in a vehicle and no vehicle insurance, according to Rogers.
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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