VISTA (CNS) - A checkpoint will be conducted in Vista this weekend to catch suspected drunken drivers as well as those without a valid license, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department announced Thursday.
The checkpoint was scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in an undisclosed location where sheriff's personnel would contact drivers who pass through to look for signs of alcohol or drug impairment and to check for proper licensing, sheriff's Sgt. M. Petrofsky said.
In the past three years, drunken driving crashes in Vista had killed one person and injured 70 in 54 separate crashes, Petrofsky said. The operation will be funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"Deaths from drunk and drug-impaired driving are going down in California," said Christopher J. Murphy, director of the California Office of Traffic Safety. "But that still means hundreds of our friends, family and co-workers are killed each year, along with tens of thousands who are seriously injured."
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