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Press Release: DUI / Driver License Checkpoint
Agency: Moreno Valley Police
Station Area: Moreno Valley
Written Date: June 6, 2019 Time: 8:02 AM
Incident Date: June 7 – 8, 2019 Time: 10:00 PM
Incident Location: Moreno Valley
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Brian De Marco
File Number(s): Numerous

DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for June 7, 2019

Moreno Valley, Calif. – Moreno Valley Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on June 7, 2019, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 10:00 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.

Moreno Valley Police 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. Last year Moreno Valley Police Department investigated 75 DUI collisions which have claimed 2 lives and resulted in another 105 injuries.

Moreno Valley Police 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 Moreno Valley Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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