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Posted on: May 28, 2022

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Checkpoint Update

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Robert Grmusha and Sergeant Chad Craig

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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, May 27, 2022. The checkpoint was on Alessandro Boulevard, west of Heacock Street, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. The checkpoint yielded the following results:

  • 807 vehicles screened
  • 9 field sobriety tests administered
  • 3 arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol
  • 2 arrested for driving under the influence of a combination of drugs and alcohol
  • 1 arrested for driving under the influence of drugs
  • 6 arrested for driving with a suspended driver’s license
  • 38 citations issued for driving without a driver’s license
  • 1 citation issued for driving with an expired license
  • 9 vehicles were stored or impounded
  • 13 miscellaneous traffic-related citations issued

Details:

Moreno Valley, Calif. – On May 27, 2022, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Moreno Valley Station, will conduct a driving under the influence (DUI) Checkpoint, from 9:00 P.M. to 3:00 A.M., at an undisclosed location.

DUI checkpoint locations are determined based on data showing incidents of impaired driving-related crashes. The primary purpose of a DUI checkpoint is to promote public safety by taking suspected impaired drivers off the road.

“Impaired drivers put others on the road at significant risk,” Deputy Jonathan Glass said. “Any prevention measures that reduce the number of impaired drivers on our roads significantly improves traffic safety.”

The Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.

Drivers 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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