RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Checkpoint|
|Station Area:||Moreno Valley|
|Written Date:||December 10, 2021||Time:||5:20 PM|
|Incident Date:||December 17, 2021||Time:||9:00 PM to 3:00 AM|
|Incident Location:||City of Moreno Valley|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Robert Grmusha|
Moreno Valley, Calif. – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Moreno Valley Station, will hold a DUI Checkpoint, on December 17, 2021, from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., at an undisclosed location within 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 Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is committed to keeping the traveling public safe.
“The safety of our community is and always will be our mission,” Deputy Jason Slover said. “We are looking for impaired drivers because driving under the influence is dangerous and puts others on the road at risk.”
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 a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.
Click or tap here to enter text.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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