Two people were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving at checkpoints targeting intoxicated motorists Saturday in Perris and San Jacinto, authorities said Sunday.
In Perris, there were no arrests at their checkpoint, which utilized eight deputies and one sergeant, according to a department news release.
With 1590 cars and trucks passing though the checkpoint, deputies issued 22 tickets to unlicensed drivers and seven citations to people driving with a suspended license, said Sgt. Dan Lingo in a news release.
In all, 27 cars and trucks were towed at the Perris checkpoint, Lingo said.
While San Jacinto police arrested three people during its checkpoint operation, said Sgt. John Shields in a news release.
Some 1470 cars and trucks were screened and two people were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, Shields said. One person was arrest for an unrelated criminal violation that was not specified.
San Jacinto police issued 40 citations, 31 for motorist driving without a license or with a suspended license, Shields said. Police also impounded 16 vehicles for 30 days.
These checkpoints were funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.