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Posted on: January 13, 2024

City of Rancho Mirage DUI Checkpoint Results

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Riverside County Sheriff-Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Don Olson

File: N/A

Details:

Rancho Mirage, Calif. – On January 12, 2023, one person was arrested for DUI, 1 person was arrested for an outstanding warrant and 2 were arrested for driving on a suspended license at a DUI checkpoint on January 12, 2023.

The DUI checkpoint was held at Highway 111 and Library Way, Rancho Mirage from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

27 drivers were cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license, 1,318 vehicles were contacted. 13 additional citations were issued for other hazardous 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.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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