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Press Release: DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint
Agency: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Station Area: Hemet
Written Date: July 5, 2019 Time: 1:30 p.m.
Incident Date: July 13, 2019 Time: 6:00 p.m.
Incident Location: Ramona Expressway (both directions) at Lyon Avenue / Potter Road, City of San Jacinto
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Bryan De Loss
File Number(s): Various
Checkpoint Results July 14, 2019 Time: 2:30 a.m.

DUI/ Driver’s License Checkpoint Results

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, San Jacinto Station conducted a DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint on Saturday, July 13, 2019 on Ramona Expressway at the intersection of Lyon Avenue / Potter Road between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. resulting in the following:

1,189 Vehicles Screened

  • 8 Field Sobriety tests conducted
  • 1 DUI Arrest
  • 1 felony arrest warrant
  • 32 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
  • 18 vehicles were towed

DUI Checkpoint like this one is placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Deputies were looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with deputies checking drivers for proper licensing.

In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. The San Jacinto Station reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.”  If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.

The San Jacinto Station offers these tips to ensure you have a safe night of fun that doesn’t involve a DUI:

  • Always use a designated sober driver – a friend who is not drinking, ride-share, cab or public transportation – to get home.
  • See someone who is clearly impaired try and drive? Take the keys and help them make other arrangements to find a sober way home.
  • Report drunk drivers – Call 911.
  • Hosting a party? Offer nonalcoholic drinks. Monitor who is drinking and how they are getting home.

Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.

Funding for these enforcement efforts are provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Any questions regarding the checkpoint, please contact Deputy Cortez at the San Jacinto Station, 951-654-2702.

 

Details:

San Jacinto, California. – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, San Jacinto Station will be conducting a DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint on Saturday, July 13, 2019, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 06:00 p.m. and 02:00 a.m.

DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Deputies will be looking for signs of alcohol and / or drug impairment, along with deputies checking drivers for proper licensing.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, San Jacinto Station reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI. In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, San Jacinto Station offers these reminders to ensure you have a safe night of fun that doesn’t involve a DUI:

  • Always use a designated sober driver – a friend who is not drinking, ride-share, cab or public transportation – to get home.
  • See someone who is clearly impaired try and drive? Take the keys and help them make other arrangements to find a sober way home.
  • Report drunk drivers – Call 911.
  • Hosting a party? Offer nonalcoholic drinks. Monitor who are drinking and how they are getting home.

Getting home safely is cheap, but getting a DUI is not! Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, San Jacinto Station by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Please direct any questions regarding the checkpoint to Deputy Cortez at 951-654-2702.

California Office of Traffic Safety   National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 

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