Temecula: DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for Friday April 26

The Temecula Police and Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a DUI- Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, April 26, 2019. The Checkpoint will be conducted at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 08:00 p.m. to 01:30 a.m.

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

The Temecula PD / Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reminds 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. In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads.

Getting home safely is cheap, but getting a DUI is not! Drivers caught driving 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 Temecula PD / Riverside County Sheriff’s Department 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