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El Cajon Conducts DUI Saturation Patrols

Post Date:04/03/2017 10:28 AM

El Cajon Police Conduct Roving DUI Patrols

Post Date: 04/03/2017 10:30 AM

TYPE OF INCIDENT: DUI Saturation Patrol Results

DATE AND TIME OF INCIDENT: 03/31/17 at 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM

LOCATION OF INCIDENT: City of El Cajon 

RESUME OF INCIDENT:

El Cajon, CA – Officers from the El Cajon Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team conducted a roving saturation patrol over the weekend in an effort to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers as part of the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign. Officers focused on areas with a high frequency of DUI collisions and/or arrests.

High Visibility Enforcements, which include DUI Saturation Patrols have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries.  Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well publicized proactive DUI operations are conducted routinely. Results of this detail are listed below:

Contacts:                                 31

Citations:                                 13

Impounds:                               1

FST’s:                                      8

DUI Arrests:                           1

License Violations Cited:       4

Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent).  Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol.

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.

El Cajon PD will be conducting other DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints and DUI saturation Patrols in the coming months in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.

Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or “DDVIP,” free mobile app for Android or iPhone.  The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more.  The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft or Curb.

The detail was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’.

 

COMPLETED BY:

Lt. Steve Kirk

El Cajon Police Department Traffic Unit

REVIEWED BY:

Sgt. Greg Robertson

El Cajon Police Department Special Operations Unit

DATE/TIME: 04-03-17 @ 10:30 am

Police Chief Jeff Davis

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