Perris: Six Arrested during Saturday Night’s DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint

36 Drivers Cited/Arrested for No License, 42 Citations Issued & 15 Vehicles Towed

The Perris Police Department arrested Bridget Vara, 31, Josias Ramirez, 54, Gabriel Camacho, 20, Danielle Laterreur, 32, Giovanni McCollough, 23, and Rafael Vallejo, 19, while conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on June 8, 2019.

The subjects arrested were suspected of operating a motor vehicle while being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The checkpoint was located at 100 N. Perris Blvd. between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

In addition, over 600 vehicles were screened, 36 drivers were cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license, 42 Citations issued, and 15 vehicles towed.

Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be approximately $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.

The Perris Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, can impair and result in a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs.

The Perris Police Department will be conducting another DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint and DUI Saturation Patrol on Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 22, in our ongoing commitment to take suspected impaired drivers off our streets and highways, ultimately lowering the risk for deaths and injuries.

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

Press Release Provided By the Riverside County Sheriffs Department