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Posted on: April 8, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Check Point

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Riverside County Sheriff-Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant William Pratt

File # N/A

Update:

On April 7, 2023, two drivers were arrested for suspected DUI during a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint.

The DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint was held at Old Town Front Street and First Street from 07:00 PM to 1:00 AM.

3 drivers were cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license and 215 vehicles were contacted.

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

Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Details:

On Friday, April 7, 2023 the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office – Southwest Station will conduct a driving under the influence (DUI) Checkpoint from 7:00 pm to 01:00 am at an undisclosed location in the city of Temecula.

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

The Southwest 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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