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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Driving Under the Influence / Driver License Checkpoint

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On December 17, 2021, Thermal Station deputies conducted a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint at Cesar Chavez and 4th Street within the city of Coachella, between the hours of 8:00 pm and 2:00 am.

RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Driving Under the Influence / Driver License Checkpoint
Station Area:Thermal
Written Date:December 18, 2021
Time:2:10 A.M.
Incident Date:December 17, 2021
Time:8:00 P.M.
Incident Location:Cesar Chavez Street and 4th Street, Coachella
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Mariano Matos III
File Number(s):Numerous


Details:

DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint

 

On December 17, 2021, Thermal Station deputies conducted a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint at Cesar Chavez and 4th Street within the city of Coachella, between the hours of 8:00 pm and 2:00 am. The checkpoint yielded the following: 

  • 337 cars screened.
  • 5 citations for unlicensed drivers.
  • 1 illegally possessed firearm arrest.
  • 1 narcotic arrest.
  • 4 driving under the influence arrests.  

The following subjects were arrested during the Check point: 

  • Jose Mendez, 29 of Coachella, for DUI
  • Carlos Leon, 39 of Coachella, for DUI
  • Alonso Espinoza Lopez, 24 of Coachella, for DUI, possession of a concealed firearm, and possession of a non-serialized firearm 
  • Jose Francisco Rico Ramos, 52 of Coachella, for possession of methamphetamine
  • Jose Ramon Quenteros, 27 of Indio, for DUI
Jose MendezCarlos Leon
Jose MendezCarlos Leon
Alonso EspinozaRico Ramos
Alonso Espinoza LopezJose Francisco Rico Ramos
Jose Quentoros
Jose Ramon Quenteros

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

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