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Press Release: Upcoming DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint
Agency: Perris Police
Station Area: Perris
Written Date: 06/09/19 Time: 04:30 AM
Incident Date: 06/08/19 Time: 09:00 PM – 03:00 AM
Incident Location: 100 N. Perris Blvd, Perris
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Marshall
File Number(s): N/A

Update : 06-09-2019

6 Arrested during DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint

The Perris Police Department arrested Bridget Vara, 31, Josias Ramirez, 54, Gabriel Camacho, 20, Danielle Laterreur, 32, Giovanni McCollough, 23, and Rafael Vallejo, 19, while conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on June 8, 2019. The subjects arrested were suspected of operating a motor vehicle while being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The checkpoint was located at 100 N. Perris Blvd. between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

Bridget Vara Giovanni McCollough Rafael Vallejo
Bridget Vara Josias Ramirez Gabriel Camacho
Danielle Laterreur iovanni McCollough Rafael Vallejo

In addition, over 600 vehicles were screened,  36 drivers were cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license, 42 Citations issued, and 15 vehicles towed.

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.

The Perris Police Department reminds 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 Perris Police Department will be conducting another DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint and DUI Saturation Patrol on Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 22, in our ongoing commitment to take suspected impaired drivers off our streets and highways, ultimately lowering the risk for deaths and injuries.

Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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 June 8, 2019

The Perris Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on June 8, 2019, 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 Perris 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.

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

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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