Tuesday, August 4, 2009
A law enforcement agency in San Diego’s north county is getting a grant to step up DUI enforcement along State Route 76.
SAN DIEGO A law enforcement agency in San Diego’s north county is getting a grant to step up DUI enforcement along State Route 76.
The California Highway Patrol’s Oceanside office is getting 266,000 for increased DUI patrols and sobriety checkpoints along 38 miles of Route 76. There have been 13 deaths and 303 injuries related to DUI’s on the road in the past three years. Sergeant Tom Greenstone says the casinos in the area play a role in the crashes.
“We have a number of high incidences of crashes that are fatalities and DUI involved that we have been able to relate back to the casinos and not just one but all of them out there on the east side of I-15 on SR 76,” he said.
The grant comes from the State Office of Highway Safety. The extra enforcement measures will begin in September and last for about a year and a half.