Members of the Chula Vista Police Department have announced the results of last weekend’s DUI saturation patrol. These patrols took place on a nightly basis between Thursday Aug. 9th through Sunday Aug. 12. A Department spokesperson said the purpose of the patrols is not only about keeping streets safe, but promoting public awareness of the dangers associated with driving under the influence.
According to a report by a local news station, a total of 82 vehicles were stopped over the course of the four day operation. 14 were given field sobriety tests, 10 were arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, 5 were arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and one was arrested on an outstanding warrant. The Chula Vista Police Department also arrested two other individuals for possession.
Three drivers were found to be driving without licenses and another two were found to be driving on a suspended license. A total of three vehicles were impounded.
DUI saturation patrol funding is made possible due to grant funding by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the California Office of Traffic Safety. A spokesperson for the Chula Vista Police Department said these types of patrols allow officers to keep the community safe by detecting and deterring impaired drivers. If you or someone you know sees a person believed to be driving while under the influence, the CVPD asks you call 911 immediately.