RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Checkpoint|
|Station Area:||Moreno Valley|
|Written Date:||August 24, 2021||Time:||1:30 PM|
|Incident Date:||August 28, 2021||Time:||7:00 PM|
|Incident Location:||Moreno Valley|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Robert Grmusha and Sergeant Joe Narciso|
Moreno Valley, Calif.-The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Moreno Valley Station, conducted a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) / Driver’s License checkpoint on Saturday, August 28, 2021. The checkpoint was on Cactus Avenue and Graham Avenue between the hours of 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. The checkpoint yielded the following results:
- 1781 cars screened
- 5 arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol
- 1 arrested for outstanding DUI warrant
- 7 field sobriety tests were administered
- 12 citations for driving with a suspended driver’s license
- 32 citations issued for driving without a valid driver’s license
- 16 vehicle was towed/stored
- 32 miscellaneous traffic-related citations issued
Moreno Valley, Calif. – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department—Moreno Valley Station, will hold a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Checkpoint Saturday, August 28, 2021, from 7:00 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,” Sergeant Robert Grmusha 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.
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