RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Saturation Patrol|
|Written Date:||February 10, 2022||Time:||5:00 PM|
|Incident Date:||February 11, 2022||Time:||8:00 PM - 2:00 AM|
|Incident Location:||The City of Perris|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Kasim Bikul|
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, serving the City of Perris, made several vehicle enforcement stops with one DUI arrest during a DUI saturation patrol conducted on February 11, 2022.
One DUI arrest was made, 13 citations were issued for various vehicle code violations, five separate Field Sobriety Tests were conducted, and two vehicles were towed. Deputies contacted and arrested 29-year-old, unincorporated area of Perris resident, Uriel Vazquez Montenegro, for Driving Under the Influence and booked into Robert Presley Detention Center.
Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be approximately $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Perris Station wants to remind drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, can impair and result in a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs. The Perris Station Deputies will be conducting another DUI saturation Patrol in the near future.
Funding for this DUI Saturation Patrol was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department – Perris Station Conducting DUI Patrols
Perris, Calif. – Additional deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department – Perris Station will be out on patrol on Friday, February 11, 2022 from 8:00 p.m. to 02:00 a.m. looking for drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department remains committed to keeping the public safe when they are traveling.
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. 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 caught driving impaired and charged with a first-time 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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