A motorist was arrested on suspicion of evading a police officer and driving on a suspended license after he drove by way of a DUI checkpoint with out stopping in Lemon Grove, authorities stated Sunday.
Deputies pursued the fleeing driver and used spike strips to disable the automobile, in accordance with Sgt. Aaron Montan of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. The driving force was arrested.
The checkpoint was carried out by 11 deputies between 8 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 a.m. Sunday within the 7900 block of Broadway, Montan stated.
Of 473 automobiles passing by way of the checkpoint, 81 have been directed into the secondary inspection space for additional analysis, the sergeant stated. There have been no arrests made for alcohol or drug impairment.
One driver was arrested on a felony warrant and one other for felony evading, Montan stated.
Deputies cited 27 drivers for having a suspended or revoked license or having no driver license, he stated.
Twelve automobiles have been impounded.
Funding for the operation was offered by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.
— Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text