RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Driving Under the Influence Checkpoint Nets 3 Arrests|
|Written Date:||August 15, 2020||Time:||12:30 AM|
|Incident Date:||August 14, 2020||Time:||6:00 PM - 12:00 AM|
|Incident Location:||26000 Block of Ynez Road, in the City of Temecula|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Joseph Greco|
Temecula, Calif. – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Southwest Station made 3 arrests for driving under the influence while conducting a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) / Driver’s License checkpoint on August 14, 2020. Another driver was arrested for a misdemeanor warrant. The checkpoint was in the 26000 Block of Ynez Road between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m.
In addition, 18 drivers were cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed and 5 vehicles were towed.
DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests.
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 Riverside County Sheriff’s Southwest Station 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 Riverside County Sheriff’s Southwest Station will be conducting another DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint and/or DUI Saturation Patrol in the future 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.
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