According to a story appearing on the My News LA.com website, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced on Tuesday that it would be conducting a DUI and Driver’s License Checkpoint on Saturday, August 28, 2021, in Moreno Valley.
A spokesperson for the law enforcement agency said that the checkpoint would begin at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday until 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 29.
Sheriff’s deputies will screen drivers at an undisclosed location in the area for any sign of intoxication by alcohol or drugs. Officials remind drivers that drivers can be cited for DUI, not just for getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of other drugs, including marijuana and some prescription drugs, can result in a charge of DUI.
A recent study shows that there has been a sharp increase in the number of crashes involving at least one driver who was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and other California law enforcement agencies select DUI checkpoint sites based on the number of crashes or DUI citations that happened in those areas.
A DUI conviction can be more than an inconvenience or an embarrassment. It can lead to higher insurance rates, loss of insurance, loss of your license, jail time, or you can even lose your job. On average, a DUI conviction can cost drivers between $10,000 and $13,500 in fines, court fees, and other related charges.