Reporting Deputy: Corporal Joe Cornejo
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Moreno Valley, Calif.—The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, Moreno Valley Station, conducted a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) / Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday, June 23, 2023. The checkpoint was at Vista Lomas Park located near the intersection of Iris Ave and Firerock Lane. The checkpoint yielded the following results:
- 1,235 vehicles screened
- 5 Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs) conducted
- 1 arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol
- 1 arrested for driving under the influence of drugs
- 3 arrested for driving with a suspended driver’s license
- 10 citations issued for driving without a driver’s license
- 3 vehicles were stored or impounded
- 6 citations issued for various traffic violations
DUI checkpoint locations are determined based on reported incidents of impaired driving-related crashes. The primary purpose of DUI checkpoints are to promote public safety by taking suspected impaired drivers off roads.
Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Moreno Valley, Calif. – On June 23, 2023, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, 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 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 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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