||DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint
||Thursday, October 24, 2013
||Wednesday, October 30, 2013
||Rancho California Road and Moraga Road, Temecula
||Sergeant Dean Spivacke
||Thursday, October 31, 2013
The Temecula Police Department conducted a daytime DUI/Safety checkpoint on
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 as part of the City of Temecula's commitment to public safety.
Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over
The purpose of this checkpoint was to keep our citizens safe. The Temecula Police Department is very concerned about DUI related deaths and we are looking for creative ways to address the problem. Statistics show that Wednesday is our most likely day to have a person driving on our city streets while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs during the daytime. So far this year, we’ve had 38 arrests for driving under the influence during the hours of 5:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on the following days:
- 4 on Monday
- 2 on Tuesday
- 10 on Wednesday
- 4 on Thursday
- 2 on Friday
- 9 on Saturday
- 7 on Sunday
This checkpoint is part of many that have been or will be conducted throughout the year in the Temecula area. The location of Wednesday’s checkpoint was at Rancho California Road and Moraga Road. The goal of this DUI checkpoint was to remove impaired drivers and to bring awareness to the public of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
- 2214 vehicles through the checkpoint
- 1714 vehicles screened
- 9 Commercial vehicle inspections
- 5 Commercial vehicle citations
- 0 DUI drivers arrested
- 1 vehicle towed
- 1 unlicensed/suspended drivers sent to Court
- 0 Field Sobriety Tests
The Temecula Police Department’s Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI / Driver’s License checkpoint on October 30, 2013, in the city of Temecula at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.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.
Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
This DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies and officers will be checking drivers for proper licensing. A major component of these checkpoints is the deterrent effect it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired and bring about more awareness, encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.
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 for every $1 spent.
This checkpoint is non-grant funded.