2 Arrested At Temecula DUI Checkpoint

In addition to the arrests, five people were cited for driving without a valid license and three vehicles were impounded.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
Two people were arrested Saturday night during a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint set up by the Temecula Police Department.

According to a news release from the department, the checkpoint took place at Rancho California Road and Butterfield Stage Road.

“The goal of this DUI checkpoint was to remove impaired drivers and to bring awareness to the public of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs,” the news release read.

In addition to the arrests, five people were cited for driving without a valid license and three vehicles were impounded, according to the department.

In total, 1,220 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, according to Temecula police.

The checkpoint was funded through the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Traffic Safety Administration. 

JJ Mclure September 01, 2013 at 12:59 PM
lock them up
Brenda September 01, 2013 at 07:13 PM
Hot Darn, only 2 out of 1200 for DUI. It is working! Timber? Its not so bad, look at how many it has went down right since the first one? Good job check pointer dudes, and also on the driving without a valid license guys that found their way in the line. JJ do they actually get locked up that often anymore if there is someone in the car sober who can drive, or there is someone to pick them up? I had read a year or so ago, if their record was clean, if there was another driver in the car able to drive, they were given the DUI citation for their court hearing and off they went. Dont remember if it was Riverside County or not. I rather they get a few days in jail, especially on a long weekend and cash for bail isnt readily available. :)
No one September 01, 2013 at 09:09 PM
What happened at the apartment complex on Rancho today. Big police presence. Helicopters too. Trying to find out.
SA September 02, 2013 at 01:14 PM
It the legal BAC was .04 then I am sure checkpoints would yield more busts… However, that would cause a load of problems for some responsible person enjoying a glass of wine with dinner. These checkpoints should be shut down and officers freed up for patrol.


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