Deputies in Perris will stop cars at a sobriety checkpoint Friday, a sheriff’s sergeant said today.
The checkpoint will begin at an undisclosed location in the city at 7 p.m. and end at 2 a.m. Saturday in an effort to catch impaired drivers, Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Danny Lingo said.
More than 10,000 people in 2010 were killed nationally in vehicle crashes that involved drivers whose blood alcohol concentration was .08 percent or higher. In California, there were 791 deaths reported that year because someone failed to designate a sober driver, officials said.
Sobriety checkpoints have proven effective in scaling back the number of drunk driving collisions locally, Lingo said.
”As a result of DUI checkpoints and traffic enforcement, 108 drivers were arrested for driving under the influence in 2012,” he said.