5 arrested at Chula Vista DUI checkpoint; 26 citations issued for other vehicle code violations

55 vehicles stopped

CHULA VISTA, Calif. - Five suspected drunken drivers were arrested during a Chula Vista Police Department saturation patrol, police said.

The Friday night patrol was held to increase public awareness, decrease the number of drunken or drugged drivers and to ensure drivers had a valid license, police said in a statement.

Officers also cited three drivers without licenses out of the 55 vehicles stopped, and one who was driving with a suspended license, police said. Officers issued 26 citations for other various vehicle code violations.

The patrol was funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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