Del Mar Patrols Net DUI Arrests and TrafficCitations

September 5, 2011

Sunday, August 28th, was a successful DUI day for San Diego Police Agencies. Officers from San Diego, Coronado, Oceanside, and Chula Vista police departments assisted by the Sheriffs Department patrolled several areas surrounding the Del Mar race grounds. The main goal for patrolling Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas was to find and remove drunk (DUI) drivers from the road. The operations was a success with the arrest of 11 people for suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The people arrested will now face both a court and DMV (department of motor vehicles) to further fight or accept charges they have been accused of.

Not only did the day result in DUI arrests of many people, but 43 other traffic citations were issued to drivers. These citations can be anything from, running a red light, rolling a stop sign, speeding, or preforming any other illegal driving maneuvers. In total the combined power of all police departments and agencies were able to stop 298 people, and conducted an amazing amount of field sobriety tests. Surprisingly out of the 67 field sobriety tests only 11 drivers were booked for driving while under the influence.

Article can be found:
DEL MAR: Authorities arrest 11 drivers in DUI enforcement operation, North County Times