||DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint
||9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
||Pechanga Parkway and Temecula Parkway
||Sergeant Joseph Greco 951-696-3000
The City of Temecula, CA – Temecula Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint on July 5, 2014, at Pechanga Parkway and Temecula Parkway between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.
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 impaired, bringing about more awareness and 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 of $6 for every $1 spent. Ninety Percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints.
Officers took the following actions:
- 6 drivers were arrested / cited for driving without a driver's license.
- 0 drivers were arrested for DUI.
- 0 vehicles were towed from the checkpoint.
The Temecula Police Department takes pride in protecting the lives and property of our citizens. We remain vigilant for dangerous drivers through area saturation patrols and educational checkpoints.
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Temecula Police Department reminds everyone to report a drunk driver by calling 9-1-1.
Upcoming DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint Planned
Temecula, CA – The Temecula Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 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 DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely.
In California, this DUI 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.
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.
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.
Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Temecula Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Temecula Police Department reminds everyone to report a drunk driver by calling 9-1-1.