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Press Release: dui saturation Patrol Results
Agency: Menifee Police
Station Area: Perris
Written Date: December 03, 2017 Time: 2:00 AM
Incident Date: December 02, 2017 Time: 8:00 PM
Incident Location: City of Menifee
Reporting Officer: Sergeant K. Lamb
File Number(s): Numerous

DUI Saturation Patrol Nets 4 Arrests

Menifee, CA - Menifee Police Department’s Traffic Unit conducted a DUI Saturation Patrol on 12/02/2017, in the city of Menifee between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. High Visibility Enforcement efforts like this have a deterrent effect, lowering the incidents of impaired driving.

In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. Menifee supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all 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.

Studies of California drivers have shown 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.

This operation yielded the following results:

  • 18 Vehicle enforcement stops
  • 3 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested 
  • 1 DUI-Drug impaired suspects arrested 

Drivers are encouraged to download the California Office of Traffic Safety DDVIP (Designated Driver VIP)Opens in New Window free mobile app for Android or iPhone.  The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more.  The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft or Curb.

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.

Menifee PD will be conducting another DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on 12/29/17 in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.

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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