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Posted on: August 27, 2022

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Checkpoint - Update

Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Robert Grmusha

File # N/A

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, August 26, 2022. The checkpoint was on Alessandro Boulevard, west of Heacock Street, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

  • 583 vehicles screened
  • 6 field sobriety tests administered
  • 3 arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol
  • 1 arrested for driving under the influence of drugs
  • 2 arrested for driving with a suspended driver’s license
  • 20 citations issued for driving without a driver’s license
  • 3 citations issued for driving with an expired license
  • 7 vehicles were stored or impounded
  • 22 miscellaneous traffic-related citations issued

Details:

Moreno Valley, Calif. – On August 26, 2022, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Moreno Valley Sheriff’s 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 Andrew Galbreath 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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