Monday, January 19, 2009

Checkpoint in Riverside screens 512 out of 735 vehicles looking for DUI

California DUI criminal defense attorneys report a California DUI /Driver’s License Safety Checkpoint on January 17 started at 6 p.m. and ended on January 18, at 2 a.m. The checkpoint was located on Hamner Avenue and First Street, in the City of Norco.

Of the 735 drivers who entered the California DUI checkpoint, 512 were screened. On average, it took drivers less than two minutes to proceed through the California DUI checkpoint.

Eighteen drivers were given field California DUI sobriety tests, which resulted in seven drivers being arrested for California DUI driving under-the-influence of an alcoholic beverage and/or drugs.

Seventy-three drivers were issued citations. One subject was arrested for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant, one person was arrested for possession of controlled substances and 1 person was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle.

Twenty-five vehicles were stored during the operation, of which 14 were 30-day impounds.