Riverside County Sheriff’s Department officials have announced that several DUI checkpoints are planned for the weekend.
The Perris Police Department’s Traffic Unit will conduct a checkpoint between the hours of 7 p.m. and 2 a.m. on Feb. 1 in Perris at an undisclosed location within the city limits.
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The Lake Elsinore Police Department’s Traffic Unit will operate a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Feb. 1, in Lake Elsinore at an undisclosed location.
The Palm Desert Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team will deploy this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers from 7 p.m. to 3 .m. on Feb. 1-2.
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.