Checkpoint yields two arrests


The North Coastal Sheriff’s Station conducted a DUI sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint in the 1800 block of Olivenhain Road from 8:22 p.m. on Sept. 2 to 1:18 a.m. on Sept. 3.

According to a release, the purpose of the checkpoint was to remove impaired and/or unlicensed drivers from the roadway, public education and deterrence to increase the safety of all drivers.

Of the 2,083 vehicles that approached the checkpoint, four drivers were evaluated for being under the influence and two were arrested for DUI — one for alcohol and one for drugs.

In addition, citations were issued for one violation of possession of marijuana in a vehicle; one violation for driving with a suspended driver’s license; seven violations for unlicensed driver; two violations for no insurance; and two violations of driver license not in possession. There were a total of three vehicles towed.

This checkpoint was funded by a grant through the California Office of Traffic Safety. The Office of Traffic Safety and local law enforcement urge drivers to report drunk drivers by calling 911.

— Submitted press release