Deputies made two arrests for outstanding warrants, but none for drunken driving at an overnight Perris checkpoint, a sheriff’s department spokesman said today.
Deputies set up blockades at Ramona Expressway and Brennan Avenue from 6 p.m. Friday until 2 a.m. today, and of the 1,620 vehicles that passed through, 109 were screened, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Danny Lingo.
There were seven traffic citations issued, 17 vehicles were impounded for 30 days, three vehicles towed and 39 unlicensed and suspended drivers sent to court, Lingo said.
“The goal of the DUI checkpoint was removing impaired drivers and to bring awareness to the public the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol,” Lingo said.
A grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Safety Administration, funded the operation.