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Posted on: December 4, 2022

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driver's License Checkpoint

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Darrick Bunn

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Update:

On December 3, 2022, a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint was conducted at State Street and Sagecrest Drive from 7:30pm to 12:30am.

Of the 963 drivers contacted, 33 drivers were cited for not having a valid driver’s license and 5 were cited for driving with a suspended driver’s license. 1 driver was arrested for driving under the influence and 2 subjects were arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. 1 stolen vehicle was recovered and the driver was arrested for vehicle theft. 12 vehicles were towed.

DUI checkpoint locations are determined based on reported incidents of impaired driving-related crashes. The primary purpose of DUI checkpoints is to promote public safety by taking suspected impaired drivers off the roads.

Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Details:

San Jacinto, California – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, San Jacinto Station will be conducting a DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at un undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.

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

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, San Jacinto Station reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operation machinery warning 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.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, San Jacinto Station offers these reminders to ensure you have a safe night of fun that doesn’t involve a DUI:

  • Always us 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 to 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 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 Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, San Jacinto Station by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Please direct any questions regarding the checkpoint to Deputy Bunn at 951-654-2702.

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