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Posted on: August 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Checkpoint

RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Checkpoint Planned
Station Area:Norco
Written Date:August 10, 2020Time:9:00 AM
Incident Date:August 14, 2020Time:8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Incident Location:Undisclosed location in the city of Norco
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Robert Torres
File Number(s):N/A


Update:

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Norco Station made one arrest for driving under the influence while conducting a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) / Driver’s License checkpoint on August 14, 2020. The checkpoint was in the 3900 Block of Hamner Avenue between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

In addition, 15 drivers were cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed and 2 vehicles were towed. 

Details:

City of Norco, Calif. – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department/Norco Station will hold a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, August 14, from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am at an undisclosed location within the city limits.  

Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired.

During the checkpoint, deputies will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The safety of our community is and always will be our mission. Driving under the influence is dangerous and puts a further strain on critical resources.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. 

Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about “driving” or “operating heavy machinery,” which includes driving a vehicle. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.

If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home.

Drivers charged with DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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