SAN CARLOS, Calif. (KRON) — A driver recklessly made a U-turn and sped away to flee from a San Mateo County Sheriff’s DUI checkpoint on Cinco De Mayo.
The wild incident was recorded on video by a witness’ cellphone.
The Sheriff’s Workplace had arrange a Cinco De Mayo DUI checkpoint to cease autos touring on El Camino Actual in San Carlos between 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Deputies screened 720 drivers to find out in the event that they have been beneath the affect of medicine or alcohol.
A witness was recording the DUI checkpoint together with his cellphone when one SUV full of younger adults was confronted by the checkpoint.
The witness mentioned the SUV driver seemed to be drunk.
A lady who was sitting within the backseat of the SUV climbed as much as the entrance and took over the wheel from the earlier driver.
San Mateo County deputies might be heard yelling within the video for the driving force to show the engine off. Deputies stroll towards the SUV and seem to have their flashlights and weapons drawn.
“Flip the automobile off! Flip the automobile off!” deputies yell.
The lady backed up the SUV right into a shallow ditch, plowed over visitors cones, made a U-turn, and sped away by driving the wrong-way on El Camino Actual.
It’s unclear if deputies activated a pursuit nor if the driving force was finally nabbed.
The witness uploaded his footage on Instagram and captioned it, “Joyful Cinco de Mayo!”
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Workplace launched statistics from the DUI checkpoint to KRON4 Friday morning with out mentioning the U-turn incident.
The checkpoint yielded the next:
• 720 autos screened
• 23 Area sobriety checks performed
• 1 Driver arrested for Driving Beneath the Affect
• 6 Drivers arrested and launched with a quotation for driving on suspended license
• 27 Drivers cited for driving a car whereas unlicensed
• 12 Drivers cited for driving with out their license in possession
• 1 Driver cited for driving with an open container
“This deliberate checkpoint was a part of an on-going effort to scale back collisions associated to impaired driving and enhance public security,” the Sheriff’s Workplace wrote.