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DUI Checkpoint Nets Eight Vehicle Impounds, Zero DUIs

Deputies at the San Diego Sheriff’s Poway station conducted a sobriety checkpoint from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. A total of 544 vehicles passed through the checkpoint on the 14300 block of Poway Road.

Of the cars screened, 25 were held for a more thorough inspection. Five drivers were arrested for driving with a suspended license, a sixth was booked for marijuana possession. Six more drivers received license-related citations; one youth was cited for violating restrictions on his newly issued provisional license.

While the crew of approximately 25 Sheriff’s personnel did not report any DUI arrests, they did impound 8 vehicles, apparently for reasons not related to driving intoxicated. This practice has come under fire with some community members in recent months.

SDSU grad Sennett Devermont, after capturing video of police searching his vehicle without permission, went so far as to develop mrcheckpoint.com, a subscription service that offers to text drivers checkpoint information to help them avoid the stops.

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Deputies at the San Diego Sheriff’s Poway station conducted a sobriety checkpoint from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. A total of 544 vehicles passed through the checkpoint on the 14300 block of Poway Road.

Of the cars screened, 25 were held for a more thorough inspection. Five drivers were arrested for driving with a suspended license, a sixth was booked for marijuana possession. Six more drivers received license-related citations; one youth was cited for violating restrictions on his newly issued provisional license.

While the crew of approximately 25 Sheriff’s personnel did not report any DUI arrests, they did impound 8 vehicles, apparently for reasons not related to driving intoxicated. This practice has come under fire with some community members in recent months.

SDSU grad Sennett Devermont, after capturing video of police searching his vehicle without permission, went so far as to develop mrcheckpoint.com, a subscription service that offers to text drivers checkpoint information to help them avoid the stops.

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Don't they offer a sort of "opt out" choice as a driver approaches a checkpoint? As in a lane that steers the vehicle off onto a side street? Escondido did that, and STILL they had DUI drivers and those with no licenses or vehicle registration come right through the roadblock. It would be interesting to know it they had that means to avoid going through the checkpoint. If they do, ya' gotta be really dumb to get caught for anything.

July 25, 2011

more income for the storage yards

July 26, 2011

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