Del Mar interestingly is the border between San Diego DUI cases that get directed to the Vista courthouse or downtown to San Diego. The borderline is Via De Valle, which is the main drive for the Del Mar racetrack. Another interesting point is multiple agencies take part in the checkpoints in Del Mar. So, San Diego DUI arrests from the race track can get mixed up a bit.
For example, Carlsbad PD makes San Diego DUI arrest. Person somehow get sent to downtown jail. Case gets sent downtown. San Diego prosecutors have no idea to connect and get documents and such from Carlsbad PD. If you push the envelope it can work in favor of defense.
Finally, do police just conclude that bad driving out of crowded areas where cars are converging on one area and people are trying to get out is impairment? Yes they do. Just one of the many ways bringing real facts in a DUI examination help defend people.
Just some Sunday thoughts. Enjoy the weekend.
San Diego Sheriff’s deputies and officers from other local law enforcement agencies began a crackdown on drunk driving Thursday in connection with opening of thoroughbred racing at the Del Mar Racetrack.
Seven teams of deputies and other officers conducted 47 traffic stops and arrested seven people on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol. An eighth person was charged with driving under the influence of drugs.
Officers from San Diego, La Mesa and National City joined sheriff’s deputies in the “zero tolerance” saturation patrols.
Motorists who see a drunk driver were encouraged to call 9-1-1.
Funding for the crackdown was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.
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