“Education” from a DUI Safety Checkpoint?

SJSO Motor Unit
The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office feels that by providing educational materials to motorists as they enter DUI/Safety Checkpoints, the agency is achieving its commitment to highway safety by using both public education and enforcement measures; deterring impaired drivers and motorists from violating the traffic laws of this state.

But what do we “learn” from the execution of DUI/Safety Checkpoints?

On Friday and Saturday, March 14-15, 2008 from 10:00 PM to 1:00 A.M., a DUI/Safety Checkpoint was conducted by the Sheriff’s Office in the area of 545 A1A North.

The following is a summary of Uniform Traffic Citations issued during the execution of Operational Order 2008-06:

Failure to Carry a Drivers License: 4
No Drivers License: 5
Expired Drivers License: 1
No Registration: 11
No Proof of Insurance: 7
Seatbelt Violations: 13
Equipment Violations: 8
Window Tint: 7
Open Container: 1
Expired Tag: 6
Loud Stereo: 6
Following too Closely: 1
Other Citations: 52

Total Non Criminal Citations: 122

Driving Under the Influence: 2
Driving While License Suspended/Revoked W/Know: 1

Total Criminal Citations: 3

Source: SJSO Media Relations