One DUI Arrest Made During Screening
According to info from Fullerton Police Public Information Officer, Sgt. Jeff Stuart, last Thursday's DUI Checkpoint yielded one DUI arrest out of 210 vehicles screened.
The checkpoint began on August 29th, near the intersection of Lemon and Commonwealth Avenue, and took place between the hours of 8:30 PM and 2:00 AM.
In addition to the single DUI arrest made during screening, two arrests were made for driving on a suspended license, while one arrest was made of a driver with no license.
There were three arrests in total for Driving Under the Influence on August 30th, which includes the one arrest made at the DUI Checkpoint. The other two were made by officers during the course of their patrol.
As reported by Ed Carrasco in an article published by The Fullertonian last week, this is the first DUI Checkpoint held in Fullerton since June 15th. The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) received funding through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), yet the grant was initially declined by Fullerton City Council due to concerns over possible violations of Fourth Amendment rights back in September.
However, following the election of new members and protests from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, council reversed its action and accepted the grant totalling $50,000.