Monday, August 25, 2008

California DUI checkpoint in Lake Elsinore

California DUI attorneys are told the Lake Elsinore Police Department conducted a DUI/Safety Checkpoint on Lake Street and Lakeshore Drive in the city of Lake Elsinore. The California DUI checkpoint was funded by a 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 1389 vehicles were screened. Of these vehicles, 185 were diverted into the secondary screening area resulting in the issuing of 138 citations. 35 vehicles were towed or impounded due to unlicensed or suspended drivers. Five persons were arrested for California DUI - driving while intoxicated, one person was arrested for possession of illegal drugs and four arrest warrants were served.

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

This California DUI checkpoint concluded a year long grant to fund these events. During the grant year, four DUI / Safety Checkpoints were conducted. As a result of these California DUI checkpoints, 24 intoxicated drivers were arrested and over 100 vehicles were impounded due to unlicensed or suspended drivers

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 information, the Lake Elsinore Police Department can be reached at (951) 245-3300.

City of Lake Elsinore
Police Department
PRESS RELEASE
Date/Time Written: Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 0130
Type of Incident: California DUI DUI / Safety Checkpoint
Date/Time of Incident: Friday, August 22, 2008 from 1800-2400 hours
Location of Incident: Lake / Lakeshore, Lake Elsinore


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