MyNewsLA reports that 10 people were arrested at DUI checkpoints conducted in San Moreno Valley and Temecula on Friday and Saturday.
In the announcement, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said the checkpoint held on Friday, June 23, in Moreno Valley, was at the intersection of Iris Avenue and Firerock Lane from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Saturday.
Sheriff’s deputies screened 1,235 cars and arrested five drivers. One of the drivers was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, while a second driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs. Three additional drivers were arrested for driving with a suspended or revoked license.
The second checkpoint in Temecula was held at the intersection of Old Town Front Street and Moreno Road from 7:00 p.m. Friday to 1:00 a.m. Deputies screened 423 cars and arrested five drivers on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Authorities say that the purpose of the checkpoints is not to increase the number of arrests but rather to remove impaired or unlicensed drivers from the road.
Funding for the checkpoints is made possible through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).