||DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint
||Moreno Valley Police
||January 28, 2014
||January 31, 2014
||8:30 PM – 2:30 AM
||Box Springs Road and Douglasis Court, Moreno Valley
||Lieutenant Lee Tainter, Sergeant Bill Guimont
||February 1, 2014
Moreno Valley, CA – Moreno Valley Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on January 31, 2014, at Box Spring Road and Douglasis Court between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.
DUI/Driver’s License checkpoints have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries. A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.
DUI Operation Results:
- 468 - Vehicles screened at the checkpoint
- 1 - DUI-Alcohol arrests
- 0 - DUI-Drug Impaired arrests
- 0 - Suspects arrested for illegal drugs (possession/transportation/sales)
- 6 - Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
- 1 - Arrests for other criminal charges
- 5 - Citations for vehicle code violations
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Ninety Percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints. Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!
For additional information the Moreno Valley Police Department Traffic Unit can be reached at (951) 486-6900.
DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend
Moreno Valley, CA – Moreno Valley Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on January 31, 2014, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely.
In California, this deadly crime led to 802 deaths in 2012 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Nationally, the latest data shows nearly 10,000 were killed by an impaired driver. “Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 4 lives and resulted in 208 injury crashes harming 310 of our friends and neighbors,” said Lt. Tainter
Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving. Recent statistics reveal that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Nearly 90 percent of California drivers approve of DUI checkpoints.
DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.
Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.
‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’