||DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint
||Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
||September 3, 2019
||September 7, 2019
||7:00 pm – 4:00 am
||Undisclosed location within the city of Jurupa Valley
||Sergeant Robert Christolon
||Sergeant Robert Christolon
Jurupa Valley, CA. – 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 09/07/19. The checkpoint was at the intersection of Limonite Ave X Beach, between the hours of 07:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m.
In addition, 15 drivers were cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license and 2 vehicles were towed.
DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests.
Jurupa Valley, CA. – The Jurupa Valley Station / Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint on Saturday September 7, 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 Station / 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 Station / 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.
“There are so many ways to get home safely without driving,” Jurupa Valley Station’s, Jurupa Valley Traffic Sergeant Christolon said, “Driving while drunk or high is dangerous, irresponsible and causes too many senseless tragedies. We hope that drivers get the message that driving impaired will never be tolerated.”
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 Station / Riverside County Sheriff’s Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.