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Moreno Valley Station

Posted on: December 17, 2022

City of Moreno Valley Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Checkpoint (Update)

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Robert Grmusha

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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, December 16, 2022. The checkpoint was on Perris Boulevard, north of the intersection with Santiago Drive, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. The checkpoint yielded the following results:

  • 844 vehicles screened
  • 8 Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs) conducted
  • 5 arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol
  • 1 arrested for driving under the influence of drugs
  • 6 arrested for driving with a suspended driver’s license
  • 28 citations issued for driving without a driver’s license
  • 7 citations issued for driving with an expired license
  • 10 vehicles were stored or impounded
  • 1 arrested for failing to yield at a DUI checkpoint
  • 1 arrested for public intoxication
  • 10 arrested for misdemeanor warrants
  • 12 citations issued for various traffic violations

Details:

Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station Holding DUI Checkpoint December 16, 2022

Moreno Valley, Calif. – On December 16, 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 within the City of Moreno Valley.

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

“Impaired drivers put others on the road at significant risk,” Deputy Jason Slover 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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