||Upcoming DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for 04/26/19
||Temecula Police / Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
||April 15, 2019
||April 26, 2019
||08:00 p.m. to 01:30 a.m.
|| Undisclosed location within the city limits
||Sergeant Joe Greco
Upcoming DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for 04/26/19
Temecula City, Calif. – The Temecula Police / Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, April 26, 2019, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 08:00 p.m. to 01:30 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, along with officers checking drivers for proper licensing.
The Temecula PD / Riverside County Sheriff’s 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 Temecula PD / Riverside County Sheriff’s 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 Temecula PD / Riverside County Sheriff’s Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.