Patch.com reports that deputies with the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Stations stopped some 722 motorists in Wildomar on Saturday, April 30, looking for signs of intoxication and those driving without a license.
Deputies established the checkpoint located at the intersection of Clinton Kieth Road and Inland Valley Drive on Saturday from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 1.
Of the more than 700 drivers stopped at the checkpoint, The Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station announced that
- Four drivers were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
- Seven drivers were cited for driving without a license.
- Four drivers stopped were cited for operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license.
- One felony arrest warrant was enforced.
- One driver was cited for violation of probation.
- Nine vehicles were seized at the scene of the checkpoint.
Sheriff’s deputies were looking for signs of intoxication by either alcohol or drugs, including medications prescribed by a doctor or healthcare professional.
Law enforcement agencies in the State determine the location of DUI checkpoints based on those which show a history of collisions or arrests involving an intoxicated driver.
On average, drivers who are convicted of DUI in the State of California face $13,500 in fines and penalties. In addition, drivers convicted of DUI have their license suspended.
Funding for this and other DUI checkpoints is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.