Riverside County Sheriff’s Department officials have announced that several DUI checkpoints are planned for the weekend.
The Temecula Police Department’s Traffic Unit will conduct a checkpoint between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. on Dec. 21 in Temecula at an undisclosed location within the city limits.
The Menifee Police Department’s Traffic Unit will operate a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Dec. 22, in Menifee at an undisclosed location.
Additionally, the San Jacinto Police Department will conduct a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22 within the city of San Jacinto.
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.
Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment.
Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
Funding for Avoid the 30 operations is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.