Catherine Spearnak 4:30 p.m., March 5
San Marcos DUI checkpoint
Sheriff deputies checked 2,781 overnight, 2 arrests reported
Deputies conducted a drivers’ license and DUI checkpoint in San Marcos last night, into the early morning hours of today, according to a statement by San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
From 7 p.m. Friday night until 2 a.m. Saturday morning, a total of 2,781 cars passed through a checkpoint in the 1300 block of West San Marcos Boulevard, according to a statement from the Sheriff.
Out of 10 persons “evaluated” for DUI, two were arrested, according to spokeswoman Stephanie Guerra.
In addition, 31 citations were issued for various license violations and 9 vehicles were towed away during the same seven hour period, the evening of December 21 to early December 22.
Funding for the checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, according to spokeswoman Stephanie Guerra.
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