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Press Release: DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned
Agency: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Station Area: Southwest
Written Date: 09/03/19 Time: 7:20 AM
Incident Date: 09/07/19 Time: 08:00 PM to 02:00 AM
Incident Location: Old Town Front Street X 1st Street, City of Temecula
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Raemie Wood
File Number(s): Various
Checkpoint Results: 09/08/19 Time: 02:45 AM

Update 09-08-2019:

Temecula City, Calif. – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department/Temecula Sheriff’s Station conducted a DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint on Saturday September 7, 2019, at Old Town Front Street and 1st Street between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. resulting in the following:

552 Vehicles screened

  • 6 Field Sobriety tests conducted
  • 4 DUI Arrests
  • 4 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
  • 5 Vehicles towed

DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Deputies were looking for signs of alcohol and / or drug impairment, along with deputies checking drivers for proper licensing.

In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department/Temecula Sheriff’s Station 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.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department/Temecula Sheriff’s Station 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 Riverside County Sheriff’s Department/Temecula Sherriff’s Station 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.

Details:

Temecula City, Calif. – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department/Temecula Sheriff’s Station will be conducting a DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 08:00 p.m. to 02:00 a.m.  

DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Deputies will be looking for signs of alcohol and / or drug impairment, along with deputies checking drivers for proper licensing.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department/Temecula Sheriff’s
Station 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 Riverside County Sheriff’s Department/Temecula Sheriff’s Station 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 Riverside County Sheriff’s Department/Temecula Sherriff’s Station 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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