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Encinitas DUI checkpoint nets nine arrests

ENCINITAS — On Feb. 5, a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint was conducted in the 1800 block of Olivenhain Road in the city of Encinitas. The checkpoint resulted in the following:
— 1891 vehicles were driven through the checkpoint
— 1217 vehicles were contacted in the primary inspection area
— 77 vehicle were sent to secondary for a further evaluation
— Nine arrests were made for riving Under the Influence of Alcohol (two repeat offenders)
— One arrest was made for possession of illegal drugs
— 24 citations were issued for drivers without licenses
— Five citations were issued for driving while their license is suspended or revoked
— Three provisional drivers were issued citations
— 34 vehicles were impounded
Last year, Super Bowl weekend in San Diego County resulted in 135 arrests for DUI, four of those arrests were felony DUI charges and one resulted in a death.