Another New Record – 27 DUI’s in one CheckpointSeptember 7, 2007 No Comments
Police setup a checkpoint in Pacific Beach September 1st that yielded 27 drunk driving arrests. This number surpasses a recent record 24 drunk driving arrests the previous weekend (click here for story). I’ve seen checkpoints setup in places like Carlsbad where after several hours they net 3 DUI’s.
I think it’s astounding that 51 people were caught drunk driving in just two evenings. I wonder how many other people driving home after a day at the beach and/or a night at the bars or at a house party are under the influence?
What’s also telling is that this checkpoint took place in the evening on a Saturday – which might imply that some of the people caught were drinking on the beach. However I wonder because just last week 24 people were caught on a Friday night.
One idea came up in the Beach Alcohol Task Force, and I think it’s a great one, is that the police start asking people their ‘place of last drink’. What I’d really like to see is a notation as to their ‘places of drinking’ – so that perhaps we can better define the source of the problem i.e. beaches, bars or house parties or a combination of the three.Drunk Drivers