EL CAJON POLICE TO HOLD DUI CHECKPOINT FRIDAY NIGHT: ALL VEHICLES MAY BE STOPPED AND IMPAIRED DRIVERS ARESTED
December 26, 2012 (El Cajon) --El Cajon Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint this coming Friday, December 28, 2012 at approximately 6:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. Saturday, December 29. In an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes, DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get them off the street, as well as educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving.
October 28, 2012 (San Diego)--On the weekend prior to Halloween, Deputy Sheriffs and Police Officers from local agencies participatingin the San Diego County Avoid 15 Task Force conducted DUI saturation patrols near San Diego State University and Qualcomm stadium. Halloween weekend parties and the SDSU Aztec football game traditionally brings to the area an increase in DUI drivers.
December 15, 2011 (San Diego County) -- The San Diego County Sheriff's Department has been awarded a new traffic safety grant for a year‐long anti‐DUI program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on our roadways.
October 28, 2011 (La Mesa) -- As party‐going ghosts and goblins celebrate Halloween this October, the Avoid the 14 San Diego County DUI Task Force reminds everyone to keep the party off the road.
Roving DUI Saturation Patrols will be out in force looking to stop and arrest ‘Drunk’ and ‘Buzzed’ drivers this Halloween weekend. There will also be a DUI/Driver License Checkpoint near SDSU on Saturday October 29th, to deter and lower impaired driving in the region.
April 18, 2011 (La Mesa)--La Mesa Police Department in conjunction with the San Diego County Probation Department conducted a Probation Stakeout Operation today. This operation resulted in one arrest for a woman violating terms of her DUI (driving under the influence) probation.
The Probation Department identified 16 subjects, all on Court Ordered Probation and living in La Mesa. They are considered the “worst of the worst” of the DUI offenders. One of their probation conditions is “no alcohol” what so ever, at any time.
DUI Victim donates vehicle to educate public about dangers
January 31, 2011 (San Diego) – Sheriff Bill Gore held a press conference today to remind San Diegans not to drink and drive on Super Bowl weekend, or anytime. He was joined at the conference by Erin Limonchi of La Mesa, whose mother, Pamela Marabeas, was killed September 30, 2009 when a drunk driver smashed into her mother’s SUV in Santee. Limonchi has donated the crumpled vehicle for use in free “Start Smart” classes to provide teens a graphic reminder of the deadly consequences of drinking and driving.
December 30, 2009 (San Diego) – Sheriff Bill Gore announced that a holiday crackdown on drinking in the first 13 days of the “AVOID” campaign (Dec. 16-29) has resulted in 605 individuals into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, up from last year’s 363 DUI (driving under the influence) bookings during the first weekend of the winter holiday.
Law enforcement officials will be conducting more anti-DUI efforts in the following communities: