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Press Release: DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint
Agency: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Station Area: Jurupa Valley
Written Date: 08/20/2019 Time: 12:03 p. m.
Incident Date: 08/16/2019 Time: 8:00 p.m. - 4:00a.m.
Incident Location: Hamner Avenue/Alhambra Street in the City of Norco
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Robert Torres
File Number(s): Various

DUI/ Driver’s License Checkpoint Results

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Norco Station conducted a DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Hamner Avenue and Alhambra Street between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. resulting in the following:

961 Vehicles Screened

  • 10 Field Sobriety tests conducted
  • 1 DUI Arrest
  • 08 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked

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. Norco Sheriff’s 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.

Norco Sheriff’s 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.

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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