Deputies will conduct a drunken driving and driver’s license checkpoint tonight at an undisclosed location in Lake Elsinore, a sheriff’s spokesman said.
The checkpoint will be from 8 p.m. today until 3 a.m. Sunday, and deputies will be checking drivers for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment and for proper licensing, said sheriff’s Sgt. Peter Giannakakos.
“Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000,” Giannakakos said.
He said that over the past three years, deputies in Lake Elsinore investigated 58 drunken driving collisions in which 71 persons were injured and six were killed.