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Press Release: DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint
Agency: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Station Area: Lake Elsinore
Written Date: January 12, 2020 Time: 3:15 a.m.
Incident Date: January 11, 2020 Time: 9:00 p.m.- 3:00 a.m.
Incident Location: St Hwy 74 and Mermack Rd, Lake Elsinore
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Steve Jimenez
File Number(s): Numerous

DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Results 1-13-2020

 Lake Elsinore, Calif. – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Lake Elsinore Station conducted a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on January 11, 2019. The checkpoint was on St Hwy 74 and Mermack Rd, in Lake Elsinore, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. During the checkpoint operation a total of 1914 vehicles were screened resulting in the following:

  • 1 - Driver arrested for driving under the influence
  • 23 - Drivers were cited / arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended / revoked license.
  • 3 – Misdemeanor warrants were served
  • 8 vehicles towed

DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Last year deputies from the Lake Elsinore Station (Jurupa Valley) investigated 56 DUI collisions which claimed 1 life and resulted in another 19 injuries.

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.

Deputies from the Lake Elsinore Station remind 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 Lake Elsinore Station will be conducting additional DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint and/or DUI Saturation Patrols in our ongoing commitment to take suspected impaired drivers off our streets and highways, ultimately lowering the risk for deaths and injuries.

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.

 

 

DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for 01-11-20


Details:  Lake Elsinore, Calif. – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department - Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station, serving the City of Lake Elsinore, will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on 01-11-20, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 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, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing.

The Lake Elsinore 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.

In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. Last year the Lake Elsinore Station investigated 56 DUI collisions which have claimed 1 life and resulted in another 19 injuries.

The Lake Elsinore 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 Lake Elsinore Station by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety .

 

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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