Monday, July 14, 2008

California DUI Checkpoint in the Inland Empire

California DUI lawyers report the Lake Elsinore Police Department conducted a DUI/Safety Checkpoint on Mission Trail and Campbell in the city of Lake Elsinore. The California DUI checkpoint was funded by a California DUI grant from the Office of Traffic Safety administered through the Traffic Safety Center at University of California, Berkeley. The California DUI checkpoint was in operation from 1800-2400 hours.

During the California DUI checkpoint hours, a total of 1300 vehicles were screened. Of these vehicles, 145 were diverted into the secondary screening area resulting in the issuing of 159 citations. 33 vehicles were towed or impounded due to unlicensed or arrested drivers. Six persons were arrested for California DUI - driving while under the influence, one person for public intoxication, one person for being possession of illegal drugs and one subject was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant. One Mexican National was found to be a previously deported felon and was arrested and surrendered to the U.S. Border Patrol.

This California DUI checkpoint was conducted with the assistance of Cal Fire as well as Lake Elsinore Police Department Explorers and Riverside County Sheriff Posse.

The Lake Elsinore Police Department will continue to conduct California DUI checkpoints funded by the grant through September, 2009. The Lake Elsinore Police Department supports the National Highway Transportation Safety Administrations program Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest and California’s Report Drunk Drivers. Call 911. For further California DUI information, the Lake Elsinore Police Department can be reached at (951) 245-3300.

Date/Time Written: Sunday, July 13, 2008
Type of Incident: DUI / Safety Checkpoint

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