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Posted on: January 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint

RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:DUI / Driver's License Checkpoint
Station Area:Lake Elsinore
Written Date:January 6, 2020Time:6:30 AM
Incident Date:January 11, 2020Time:9:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Incident Location:City of Lake Elsinore
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Steve Jimenez
File Number(s):N/A


Details: 

DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze

Lake Elsinore, Calif. – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department - Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station, serving the City of Lake Elsinore, will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on 01-11-20, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.   

DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing.

The Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.

In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. Last year the Lake Elsinore Station investigated 56 DUI collisions which have claimed 1 life and resulted in another 19 injuries.

The Lake Elsinore Station offers these reminders to ensure you have a safe night of fun that doesn’t involve a DUI:

  • Always use a designated sober driver – a friend who is not drinking, ride-share, cab or public transportation – to get home.
  • See someone who is clearly impaired try and drive? Take the keys and help them make other arrangements to find a sober way home.
  • Report drunk drivers – Call 911.
  • Hosting a party? Offer nonalcoholic drinks. Monitor who are drinking and how they are getting home. 

Getting home safely is cheap, but getting a DUI is not! Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to The Lake Elsinore Station by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety .

OTS NHTSA
Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff's 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at www.joinrsd.org or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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