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Posted on: July 24, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Checkpoint

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Checkpoint
Station Area:Moreno Valley
Written Date:July 21, 2021Time:9:30 AM
Incident Date:July 23, 2021Time:9:00 PM
Incident Location:Moreno Valley
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Robert Grmusha
File Number(s):N/A


Update:

Moreno Valley, Calif.-The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Moreno Valley Station, conducted a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) / Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday, July 23, 2021. The checkpoint was on Iris Avenue and Grande Vista Drive, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. The checkpoint yielded the following results:

  • 863 cars screened
  • 2 arrested for driving under the influence of drugs
  • 4 field sobriety tests were administered
  • 1 citation for driving with a suspended driver’s license
  • 13 citations issued for driving without a valid driver’s license
  • 1 vehicle was towed/stored
  • 34 miscellaneous traffic-related citations issued

Details:

Moreno Valley, Calif. – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department—Moreno Valley Station, will hold a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Checkpoint Friday, July 23, 2021, from 9:00 P.M. to 3:00 A.M. at an undisclosed location, within the City of Moreno Valley.

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, officers 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,” Deputy Patrick Lynch said. “We are still out there looking for impaired drivers because driving under the influence is still dangerous.”

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 car. 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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