The Lake Elsinore Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 at an undisclosed location within the city limits, it was recently announced.
Officers will contact drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment and will check for proper licensing, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department report.
“Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000,” the report said.
Over the past three years, the Lake Elsinore Police Department investigated 63 DUI collisions in which 77 persons were injured and seven were killed, officials said.
Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.
Any questions regarding this checkpoint can be directed to Sgt. Peter Giannakakos of the Lake Elsinore Traffic Team at 951-245-3300.