Temecula police arrested one person for driving under the influence and sent 15 unlicensed drivers to court this weekend during a DUI checkpoint that took place from 9:00 p.m. Saturday until 3:00 a.m. Sunday, officials said.
The checkpoint, located between Ynez and Tower Plaza North roads, was one of the City of Temecula’s regularly scheduled checkpoints and was done to keep unsafe drivers off the road, according to a Riverside County sheriff’s report.
The checkpoint was also done to raise awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence, according to the report.
About 900 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, of which 752 were screened, Sgt. John Magnan said.
Thirty-seven vehicles were sent to a secondary screening point and 10 field sobriety tests were conducted, according to Magnan.
Fourteen vehicles were towed that evening, Magnan said.
One person was also arrested for public intoxication, according to Magnan.
The checkpoint was funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Traffic Safety Administration.