A DUI checkpoint in Temecula was in effect on Friday July 6 from 8 p.m. – 3 a.m. in an effort to nab drunk and drugged drivers.
The Temecula Police Department set up the checkpoint at Winchester and Nicholas Roads.
Of the thousands of vehicles that passed through the checkpoint, 1973 vehicles were screened, 82 vehicles were sent to a secondary screening, four drivers were found to be unlicensed, seven cars were towed, twelve people were given field sobriety tests and three people were arrested for drunk driving, Sgt. Magnan said.
To read about what happens to DUI offenders, click here.
DUI checkpoints are held regularly around Riverside County in an effort to curb drunk driving and to educate the public on the dangers associated with driving while under the influence.