A man who apparently drove through a cone barrier to avoid a drunken driving checkpoint in Poway was arrested, sheriff’s deputies said Saturday.
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department was conducting a checkpoint for eastbound traffic in the 12100 block of Poway Road between 8:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 a.m. Saturday, according to sheriff’s Sgt. David Cheever.
The man was approaching the checkpoint when he made a U-turn through the cone barrier and continued in the opposite direction on Poway Road, Cheever said.
Sheriff’s deputies searched the area, located the man and stopped him. The suspect, whose name could not be immediately confirmed, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to jail.
Over the course of the night, deputies evaluated six other drivers at the checkpoint but none were arrested, Cheever said.
Deputies issued 10 citations to unlicensed drivers, and one person was cited for driving on a suspended driver’s license.
One vehicle was towed from the checkpoint.
A total of 2,053 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, and deputies screened 1,619 of those, Cheever said.
—City News Service
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