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.