Susan Luzzaro 9:45 p.m., June 18
Cops will be watching
List of upcoming anti-DUI activities announced, including post-football crackdowns
Law enforcement groups around San Diego have announced a schedule of DUI crackdown efforts they’ll be engaging in over the holiday season as part of the ongoing “Avoid the 15” campaign, so named for the 15 law enforcement agencies participating. The name, along with the strategy of releasing general information on planned actions, is to encourage would-be drunk drivers to plan ahead for safe transportation while partying, thus avoiding the potential negative effects of accident or arrest.
Interestingly enough, as readers have often questioned the lack of DUI controls following football games, two such events are listed as targets on the holiday list.
The announced schedule of events, funded through state and federal grants, thus far includes:
December 14: Sobriety/driver’s license checkpoints in Vista and Santee from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. December 15: DUI warrant sweep in the South Bay area, plus sobriety/driver’s license checkpoints in Lemon Grove and Encinitas from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. December 20: DUI saturation patrol around Qualcomm Stadium following the Poinsettia Bowl, 5 p.m. to midnight December 21: Sobriety/driver’s license checkpoint in Encinitas from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. December 22: Sobriety/driver’s license checkpoint in Rancho San Diego (unincorporated El Cajon) from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. December 28: Sobriety/driver’s locense checkpoints in Poway and Imperial Beach from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. December 29: Sobriety/driver’s license checkpoint in Chula Vista from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. December 30: DUI saturation patrol around Qualcomm Stadium following the Chargers/Raiders game, 5 p.m. to midnight December 31: DUI saturation patrols countywide
“Don’t let a DUI ruin your holidays,” reminds Sheriff Bill Gore. “We will be watching.”