Pair busted for drugs after fleeing Atascadero checkpoint
December 23, 2014
Atascadero police arrested two suspects for possessing illegal drugs for sale on Friday night after they tried to flee a sobriety checkpoint.
Police set up the DUI checkpoint on Morro Road between the hours of 6 p.m. and 1 a.m. The checkpoint netted no DUI suspects, but police made two drug-related arrests.
The arrests occurred after a vehicle made an illegal turn to avoid the checkpoint. Officers stopped the car and determined that two people inside had outstanding warrants and were carrying drugs for sale.
Police arrested one suspect for possession of heroin for sale and the second for possession of methamphetamine for sale.
The checkpoint also led to four citations of motorists driving unlicensed vehicles or driving with a suspended or revoked license.
Police vow to increase enforcement of DUI laws during the holidays.