The San Diego Sheriff’s Department announced the results of their Encinitas DUI checkpoint. According to the press release, the checkpoint was conducted on the 1800 block of South El Camino Real.
Only two DUI arrests were made even though 929 cars passed through, 521 drivers were contacted, and five people did the field sobriety tests (FST’s).
The American Beverage Institute (ABI), a restaurant trade association, claims that only 1% of those who pass through a checkpoint are charged with DUI. In this particular checkpoint, less than 1% of those who passed through were arrested.