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Motorist arrested for suspected DUI at Chula Vista checkpoint

An overnight DUI checkpoint in Chula Vista led authorities to arrest one driver on suspicion of driving under the influence and another was arrested on a felony warrant.
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According to Chula Vista Police Department Sgt. Anthony Molina, the checkpoint was conducted between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight in the 600 block of E Street. More than 1,740 cars traveled through the checkpoint, 714 vehicles were screened and eight drivers were given sobriety tests.

An overnight DUI checkpoint in Chula Vista led authorities to arrest one driver on suspicion of driving under the influence and another was arrested on a felony warrant. 

According to Chula Vista Police Department Sgt. Anthony Molina, the checkpoint was conducted between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight in the 600 block of E Street. More than 1,740 cars traveled through the checkpoint, 714 vehicles were screened and eight drivers were given sobriety tests. 

Nine citations were issued to drivers who were unlicensed or had suspended licenses. Six vehicles were impounded.  

The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. The department said it will conduct additional DUI checkpoints throughout the year in its commitment to lowering deaths and injuries. 

DUI checkpoints are based on the frequency of past DUI accidents and arrests. Consequences for drivers caught impaired include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspensions, and related expenses that can exceed $10,000.