Sunday, June 15, 2008

DUI checkpoint in Riverside California yields 5 Drunk Driving Arrests

Five arrested in California DUI checkpoint

The following California DUI information has been provided by the Riverside Police Department:

On Saturday, June 14, 2008, the Riverside Police Department conducted a California DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on University Avenue at Douglass Avenue in the City of Riverside. Several Volunteers and Police Cadets from the Department were on hand to assist with the California DUI effort.

Between the hours of 8:00p.m. and 2:00a.m., more than 1570 vehicles drove through the California DUI checkpoint. There were five subjects arrested for California DUI, seventy-two citations were issued and fifty-five vehicles were impounded. Several vehicles were inspected and one citation was issued for illegally modifying their vehicle for street racing.

In addition, one subject was arrested for a Felony Narcotics warrant and, one subject entered the California DUI checkpoint having an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

One vehicle came though the California DUI checkpoint having five adults and seven small children that were not properly secured in the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle threw a plastic bindle into a diaper bag in the car when contacted by officers at the California DUI checkpoint. The bindle was discovered to contain several grams of Cocaine.

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

Anyone arrested in this California DUI checkpoint may wish to contact local California DUI defense attorney Donald Bartell at 951/788-2230.