In addition to nabbing several DUI offenders at a sobriety checkpoint in Moreno Valley, Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man with over 100 stolen credit cards, it has been reported.
During the checkpoint, officers in the area stopped motorists for vehicle code violations in addition to sobriety checks.
The result of the checkpoint are as follows:
- 685 Vehicles passed through the checkpoint
- 9 DUI arrests (3 Alcohol, 6 Drug)
- 1 Felony arrest for possession of stolen property
- 6 Field sobriety tests for DUI of alcohol
- 5 Field sobriety tests for DUI of drugs
- 8 Citations were issued for unlicensed drivers
- 6 Citations were issued for suspended driver’s license
- 7 Citations for vehicle code violations
- 16 Vehicles towed
“Drunk driving is a major cause of fatal and injury collisions each year,” Sgt. Bengston said in a sheriff’s report.
Sheriff’s officials advise motorists to call 911 if a possible drunk driver is spotted.
“Officers will be dispatched to the location and make every effort to prevent the impaired driver from continuing to pose a threat,” Bengston said.
The Moreno Valley Police Department urges people to arrange for a designated driver if drinking is planned.
For further information the Moreno Valley Police Department’s Traffic Unit can be reached at 951-486-6900.
Stephanie D. Schulte is a writer/photographer with SWRNN. She can be reached at email@example.com.