Deputies made three drunken driving arrests during a checkpoint that concluded today in Perris, a sheriff’s department spokesman said.
The operation was held on Nuevo Road from 6 p.m. Saturday until 2 a.m. today, said sheriff’s Sgt. Danny Lingo said.
There were 1,151 vehicles screened, with deputies giving 11 sobriety tests, Lingo said.
In addition to the drunken driving arrests, there was one felony warrant arrest, seven misdemeanor warrant arrests, 32 vehicles towed and 10 vehicles impounded for 30 days, according to the sergeant.
“The goal of the DUI checkpoint was removing impaired drivers and to bring awareness to the public of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol,” Lingo said.
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.