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Press Release: DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint
Agency: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Station Area: Jurupa Valley
Written Date: August 22, 2019 Time: 11:00 pm
Incident Date: August 24, 2019 Time: 7:00 pm – 3:00 am
Incident Location: Limonite X Beach, Jurupa Valley
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Robert Christolon
File Number(s): Numerous
Checkpoint Results: August 27, 2019 Time: 12:15 pm

DUI Checkpoint Nets 1 Arrests

Jurupa Valley, CA, Calif. – The Jurupa Valley Police / Riverside County Sheriff’s Department made 1 arrests for driving under the influence while conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on 06/24/19. The checkpoint was at the intersection of Limonite Ave X Beach, between the hours of 07:00 p.m. and 03:00 a.m.

In addition, 1 driver was arrested for a felony warrant, 9 drivers were cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license and 6 vehicles were towed.

DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests.
Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be approximately $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.

The Jurupa Valley Police / Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, can impair and result in a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs.

The Jurupa Valley Police / Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting another DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint and/or DUI Saturation Patrol in the future in our ongoing commitment to take suspected impaired drivers off our streets and highways, ultimately lowering the risk for deaths and injuries.

Funding for this checkpoint was 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.

Details:

Jurupa Valley, Calif. – The Jurupa Valley PD / Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint on Saturday August 24, 2019, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 04:00 a.m.

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

The Jurupa Valley PD / Riverside County Sheriff’s Department 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 Jurupa Valley PD / Riverside County Sheriff’s Department 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 Jurupa Valley PD / Riverside County Sheriff’s Department 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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