CHULA VISTA (CNS) - One motorist was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol during a sobriety checkpoint in Chula Vista, according to police.
The checkpoint was set up on North Fourth Avenue between C Street and Brisbane Street from 7 p.m. Saturday until 1 a.m. Sunday. Of the 1,154 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint, 533 of them were screened, police said. Nine drivers were given a field sobriety test by officers, but only one was arrested.
There were 18 drivers who were caught driving without a license or on a suspended license, 11 vehicles impounded and 42 citations issued for various vehicle code violations, police said.
The Chula Vista Police Department will be conducting additional DUI/drivers license checkpoints throughout 2016, officials said today.
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.