SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Four motorists were arrested for drunken driving and one was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs during two checkpoints that ended Sunday in Encinitas and Chula Vista.
The Encinitas checkpoint was set up in the 1800 block of South Coast Highway 101 by sheriff's deputies from about 8 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday.
Of the 652 vehicles that drove through the checkpoint, 33 of them were pulled over for further screening. Seven field sobriety tests were given. Two of the drivers were arrested for drunk driving and a third driver was taken into custody for driving under the influence of drugs. Two drivers who had been drinking were determined to have a blood alcohol content below the legal threshold of .08 percent.
Four vehicles were impounded at the Encinitas checkpoint while four drivers were cited for driving without a license and one driver got a ticket for driving on a suspended license.
In Chula Vista, police set up a checkpoint in the 600 block of Telegraph Canyon Road from 7 p.m. Saturday until 1 a.m. today.
A total of 1,558 vehicles drove through the checkpoint and 1,032 were screened, according to police. Five drivers were given field sobriety tests
resulting in two arrests for drunk driving. Five vehicles were impounded, 10 drivers were cited for driving without a license or on a suspended license and another 27 drivers were given tickets for various vehicle code violations.
Chula Vista Police on Sunday also announced the results of a distracted driver operation they held Friday night from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. in an effort to crackdown on texting while driving. A total of 79 vehicles were pulled over by officers on roving patrol, resulting in tickets for 28 drivers for texting. Another 38 drivers were cited for talking on their cell phones while driving.
Four vehicles were impounded and four drivers were ticketed for driving without a license or on a suspended license. Eight additional drivers were cited for other traffic violations like speeding, tinted windows, expired registration and sign violations.