Three sobriety/driver’s license checkpoints staged in Riverside County yielded 14 arrests for drunken driving and the issuance of other citations, authorities announced today.
The checkpoints began Saturday night and ended early Sunday in Rancho Mirage, Norco and Perris.
At the Rancho Mirage checkpoint, conducted from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Highway 111 at Library Way, the city’s police department screened 673 vehicles.
Of these, 22 field sobriety tests were given and one arrest made.
Fourteen people with no license or a suspended license were cited, six vehicles were impounded and two people were handed misdemeanor violations.
In Norco, a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department traffic stop held between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. at Hamner Avenue and Commerce Street ended with 592 of the 659 vehicles being surveyed.
A total of 30 field sobriety tests were given, which produced 10 drunken driving arrests. Sixteen citations were issued to unlicensed drivers, and two to suspended drivers.
There were 10 vehicles towed.
The Perris Police Department screened 906 vehicles at checkpoint held from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. at an undisclosed location. There were three drunken driving arrests resulting from eight field sobriety tests, 32 unlicensed and suspended license drivers were cited, 21 vehicles were towed, 10 vehicles were impounded, seven child seat violations were written up and arrests made on four misdemeanor warrants.