RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Driving Under the Influence Checkpoint (Results)|
|Station Area:||Moreno Valley |
|Written Date:||December 18, 2021||Time:||3:00 AM|
|Incident Date:||December 18, 2021||Time:||9:00 PM – 3:00 AM|
|Incident Location:||Perris Boulevard, north of Fir Avenue; Moreno Valley|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Robert Grmusha|
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 17, 2021. The checkpoint was on Perris Boulevard, north of Fir Avenue, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. The checkpoint yielded the following results:
• 978 cars screened.
• 7 field sobriety tests conducted.
• 2 arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
• 1 arrested for driving under the influence of drugs in combination with alcohol.
• 3 arrested for driving with a suspended driver’s license.
• 23 citations issued for driving without a driver’s license.
• 2 citations issued for driving with an expired driver’s license.
• 1 citation issued for driving a vehicle out-of-class.
• 7 vehicles were stored or impounded.
• 1 arrested and issued a citation for failing to yield at a DUI checkpoint.
• 2 misdemeanor arrest warrants served.
• 12 miscellaneous traffic-related citations issued.
Moreno Valley, Calif. – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department—Moreno Valley Station, will hold a DUI Checkpoint Friday, December 17, 2021, from 9:00 P.M. to 3:00 A.M. at an undisclosed location, within the City of Moreno Valley.
Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired.
During the checkpoint, officers will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
The safety of our community will always be a top priority for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. We are still out there looking for impaired drivers because driving under the influence is still dangerous.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about driving or ”operating heavy machinery,” which includes driving a car. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.
If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home.
Drivers charged with 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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