My News LA reported recently that a police DUI checkpoint in Riverside led to the arrest of a man on Saturday, February 6 on suspicion of DUI as well as various drugs and weapons offenses.
According to officials with the Riverside Police Department, the incident occurred at a scheduled DUI checkpoint held from 9:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Friday, February 5, 2021 to 3:00 a.m. PST on Saturday, February 6. Officers allegedly noticed the driver of a vehicle stopped at the checkpoint, a man 32 years of age, had visible bullets in the car and noticeable visual indicators of non-sobriety such as red, droopy eyes. A strong odor of marijuana also allegedly emanated from the vehicle.
A search of the vehicle by police allegedly found a loaded gun, three cell phones, cash, and substances allegedly believed to be cocaine, methamphetamines, and unspecified pills, all allegedly packaged for sale. The man was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center and released later in the morning on bail of $75,000, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office.
Police stated that some 977 vehicles were screened during the checkpoint, leading to the arrests of four people for suspected drunk driving, two for suspected driving under the influence of drugs, and 35 for driving without a license or on a suspended or revoked license.