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Posted on: September 3, 2022

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) / Driver’s License Checkpoint Update

Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant J. Morando

File # N/A

Update:

City of Jurupa Valley, Calif.-The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department/Jurupa Valley Station conducted a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) / Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday, September 2, 2022. The checkpoint was in the 8800 block of Mission Blvd between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. During the checkpoint operation a total of 356 vehicles were screened resulting in the following:

  • 7 DUI arrests
  • 1 Open Container
  • 1 Firearm
  • 2 Misdemeanor Warrants
  • 1 Frank Warrant
  • 1 Possession of Methamphetamine
  • 26 Citations
  • 13 Vehicles Towed

Update:

The Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driver’s License Checkpoint scheduled for Friday, August 26, 2022, will be postponed and rescheduled for September 2, 2022.

Details:

City of Jurupa Valley, Calif. – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department/Jurupa Valley Station will hold a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, August 26, 2022 from 7:00 pm to 4:00 am at an undisclosed location within the city limits.

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, deputies 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. Driving under the influence is dangerous and puts a further strain on critical resources.

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 vehicle. 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 checkpoint is provided to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’.

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