NBC Channel 4 News Los Angeles reported recently on a planned increase in anti-DUI patrols on Riverside freeways thanks to a new grant awarded to the Riverside office of the California Highway Patrol.
The Riverside office received a $160,000 grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration specifically earmarked for targeted patrols aimed at getting drivers suspected of driving under the influence of intoxicants (DUI) off the streets in Riverside, a city east of Los Angeles in the Inland Empire region. Operations to ramp up DUI enforcement will begin this month and continue for the next year under the terms of the grant.
The California Highway Patrol captain in charge of the Riverside office is enthusiastic about the impact the grant will have on Riverside roadways. “With a proactive approach to raise awareness and eliminate driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, we can continue to reduce the number of crashes occurring in Riverside County,” he remarked. “This grant keeps the momentum going by removing impaired drivers from public roadways.”
Patrol areas will target Interstate 15 between Lake Elsinore and Jurupa Valley, Interstate 215 between Menifee and Highgrove, the Pomona Freeway between Eastvale and Moreno Valley, the Corona Expressway between the San Bernardino County line and Corona, and the Riverside Freeway between Corona and downtown Riverside.