October 28, 2012 (San Diego)--On the weekend prior to Halloween, Deputy Sheriffs and Police Officers from local agencies participatingin the San Diego County Avoid 15 Task Force conducted DUI saturation patrols near San Diego State University and Qualcomm stadium. Halloween weekend parties and the SDSU Aztec football game traditionally brings to the area an increase in DUI drivers.
The operation resulted in approximately 129 vehicles stopped, 16 field sobriety tests and 4 DUI arrests. Several citations were issued for various violations, including 2 unlicensed drivers, 1 suspended/revoked license and 2 open containers of alcohol.
The purpose of the saturation patrol was to make the roadways of San Diego County safer by removing drivers who are impaired. The operation was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.