Menifee: Stolen Vehicle and 9 Arrests Netted at DUI Checkpoint

Menifee Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on Saturday, 06/03/17, at Scott Road and Breighton Wood Street between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations, which have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

High Visibility Enforcements, which include DUI/Driver’s License checkpoints, have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries. A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive alcohol or drug impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.

During the checkpoint Napoleon Lockett (36), of Moreno Valley drove into the checkpoint without a driver’s license and was found to be operating a stolen vehicle out of Lake Elsinore. He was arrested for possession of the stolen vehicle and booked at the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta.

The following are the results:

1022-Vehicles Screened
170- Vehicles moved into secondary screening area
35-Field Sobriety test conducted
8-DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested
1-Drug impaired suspect arrested
1-Recovered stolen vehicle
1-Misdemenor warrant served
17-Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
18-Vehicles were towed

Drivers are encouraged to download the California Office of Traffic Safety DDVIP (Designated Driver VIP)Opens in New Window free mobile app for Android or iPhone. The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more. The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft or Curb.

Press Release Provided By the Riverside Sheriffs Department