DUI checkpoint
A DUI checkpoint in Escondido. Photo via @EscondidoPolice Twitter

A total of 20 citations were issued to motorists during a DUI checkpoint, the Escondido Police Department said Sunday.

The checkpoint was conducted from 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at Second Avenue and Broadway. A total of 425 motorists were contacted and 14 citations were issued to unlicensed drivers, police said.

One driver under age 21 was cited for possession of alcohol and three citations were issued to uninsured drivers, one for expired registration and one car seat citation. One vehicle was impounded.

One motorist was arrested after allegedly driving through the checkpoint area before the detail began.

Funding for the checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

City News Service contributed to this article.



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