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1 Person Arrested During Temecula DUI Checkpoint

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

A DUI/driver's license checkpoint in Temecula over the weekend resulted in one arrest, police are reporting.

The checkpoint held at Rancho California Road and Chardonnay Hills operated from approximately 7 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday.

According to Sgt. Dean Spivacke of the sheriff's Southwest Station, 684 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. In addition to one person being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, two unlicensed/suspended drivers were sent to court and one vehicle was towed, the sergeant reported.

This checkpoint and further checkpoints in the City of Temecula are funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Spivacke added.


FishFearMe December 30, 2013 at 02:26 PM
this is complete bullshit, there were no arrest as a result of this checkpoint. I was there. The arrest was as a result of an accident that happened miles away from the checkpoint. What I saw were 40 + officers standing around getting paid time in half plus support vehicles to include tow trucks on standby, all for nothing. in addition there were another 15 volunteer rangers, underage kids being indoctrinated into the idea that this type of unconstitutional behavior is acceptable. This is the same tactics the germans used on their ss army. they're taught to think that if it saves 1 life it's okay, with no regard for all the lives lost and blood shed in the creating of our constitution. meanwhile in LA at the checkpoints the l_a_p_d is taking DNA swabs.
TVOR December 30, 2013 at 04:46 PM
Whoa dude! Put down the medical marijuana and step back to reality for a moment.
Steve Nunn December 30, 2013 at 04:53 PM
At some point RSO is going to have to learn how to better use their resources. Oh, thats right, these are funds provided by the State, in addition to the RSO budget. Looks like RSO is trying to spend a lot of cash in a short amount of time. As I said before, send a deputy out for an additional shift and let him catch his own fish. They might even learn something.
FishFearMe December 30, 2013 at 06:10 PM
TVOR aren't you missing the latest episode of American Idol? Go back to sleep.
Dave Raines December 30, 2013 at 07:37 PM
FishFearMe, So many falsehoods, where do I start? DNA swabs, nope. Drug swabs, yes, but only from volunteers. Unconstitutional, nope. The U.S. Supreme Court, by virtue of the 3rd Amendment was empowered and did rule that DUI checkpoints do not meet the criteria of being unreasonable search and seizure and is allowed under the 4th Amendment. Nazi tactics? When those regimes "asked for papers," that meant show me your state-issued internal passport that often said who you were, what job you had, where you were allowed to travel too, what restrictions on your movements had been placed on you, what religion you were. If you were someplace you weren't supposed to be, you got arrested. At DUI checkpoints, they ask for your drivers license, which you must have to operate the vehicle you are driving. And they check to see if you show signs of impairment. That is vastly different than Nazi "show me your papers," shows a lack of understanding of history as well as demeans what the people of Germany and Europe went through.
Dave Raines December 30, 2013 at 07:38 PM
Steve Nunn, patrols are meant to catch active drunks, get them off the streets and prosecute them. Checkpoints are highly visible, highly publicized events meant to deter drinking and driving in the first place. Patrols have little deterrent value, but high enforcement value. Checkpoints have been shown to have the potential to lower DUI fatality rates by up to 20 percent by virtue of their deterrence. People go through them, drive past them, hear about them via multiple grapevines and get the ongoing impression that drunk driving is dangerous, socially unacceptable, and that law enforcement is actively looking for it. They are both good tactics and both should be in the arsenal of DUI combating tactics, along with others. In terms of catching drunks, nothing beats patrols. In terms of saving lives, nothing beats checkpoints.
Lily Hollis December 31, 2013 at 03:10 AM
Fishfearme is correct. I passed by this checkpoint about midnight and saw dozens of deputies sanding around, with only an occasional car driving through. Great prescheduled overtime for lots of cops. Fish man is also correct about the arrest. It had nothing to do with the checkpoint. More lies coming from the police..... Nothing new here.
Timber January 05, 2014 at 10:51 PM
On that note... Let's recognize a double standard ................................................................................................... "The CHP publicizes that anyone who drinks and drives is taken to jail." Unless you're part of the Gang in Blue. ........................................................................................... http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/dec/03/tp-police-officer-released-with-ticket-at-dui/

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