Saturday, July 19, 2008

Riverside DUI Checkpoint for California

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

On Friday, July 18, 2008, the Riverside Police Department conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Magnolia Avenue at Skofstad Street in the City of Riverside. Several Volunteers, Police Cadets and Explorers from the Department were on hand to assist with the California DUI effort.

Between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 12 midnight, more than 2220 vehicles drove through the California DUI checkpoint. There were three (3) subjects arrested for California DUI, ninety-five (95) citations issued and seventy-one (71) vehicles were impounded. Several vehicles were inspected and one (1) cite was issued for illegally modifying their vehicle for street racing, per California DUI attorneys.

In addition, one (1) subject was arrested for delaying/obstructing an officer, one (1) for falsely identifying himself, one (1) for possession of Marijuana and one (1) subject entered the checkpoint having an open container of an alcoholic beverage, according to California DUI lawyers.

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