||DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint
||Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
||12:03 p. m.
||8:00 p.m. - 4:00a.m.
||Hamner Avenue/Alhambra Street in the City of Norco
||Sergeant Robert Torres
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.