DUI checkpoint sign
A DUI checkpoint in San Diego County. Courtesy sheriff’s department

A motorist was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving during a driver’s license/sobriety checkpoint in Escondido, authorities said Sunday.

The checkpoint at El Norte Parkway and Ash Street began at 6 p.m. Saturday and ended at 10:30 p.m., the Escondido Police Department reported.

Nineteen drivers at the checkpoint were cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license.

Police said 781 vehicles were contacted at the checkpoint.

City News Service contributed to this article.



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