The checkpoint was held in the 1800 block of Olivenhain Road in Encinitas.
A total of 1606 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. Fifty-four vehicles were directed to the secondary screening area for further investigation.
Three arrests were made; two of the arrests were for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Field sobriety tests conducted on three additional drivers suspected of driving under the influence showed, although the drivers had been drinking, they were under the legal limit of .08% blood alcohol content.
Twenty-one drivers were cited. Eleven of the citations were for unlicensed drivers; one for driving on a suspended driver license; and, four juvenile drivers were cited for probationary driver license violations.
Seven vehicles were impounded during the operation.
The purpose of the checkpoint was to remove impaired and/or unlicensed drivers from the roadway, public education, and deterrence to increase the safety of all drivers. Funding for this operation was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
–Encinitas Sheriff's Press Release