Moreno Valley: DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned this Friday

The Moreno Valley Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, September 21, 2018, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 10:00 PM to 3:00 AM.

In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. The Moreno Valley Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all 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.

DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests, affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspensions and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Moreno Valley Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’.

Press Release Provided By the Riverside County Sheriffs Department