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Posted on: November 16, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Checkpoint

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Sergeant William Pratt

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On November 18, 2022, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department – 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 crashes. The primary purpose of DUI checkpoints are to promote public safety by taking suspected impaired drivers off the road.

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department – 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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