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4 Arrested At Temecula DUI Checkpoint

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

In addition to the four arrests, 10 unlicensed/suspended drivers were sent to court.  Patch file photo.
In addition to the four arrests, 10 unlicensed/suspended drivers were sent to court. Patch file photo.

Four people were arrested Friday night during a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint conducted by the Temecula Police Department.

According to the department, the checkpoint was held at Winchester and Nicholas roads.

In addition to the four arrests, 10 unlicensed/suspended drivers were sent to court. In total, 14 vehicles were towed during the checkpoint, according to a news release from the department.

In all, 2,300 vehicles went through the checkpoint; 48 motorists were sent to a secondary screening and 15 field sobriety tests were administered.

The names of those arrested were not provided.

“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.

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

The checkpoint is one of many that have been or will be conducted in Temecula throughout the year, according to the news release.

Angie Dunn August 17, 2013 at 01:10 PM
I have lived in five different states in my lifetime and California is the only place that actually announces check points. The scanners here are not scrambled either. Are you rooting for the criminal or what?
Timber August 17, 2013 at 03:37 PM
Angie, see the 1987 California Supreme Court case of Ingersoll v. Palmer. This is where the advanced notice provision supporting a Constitutionally permitted dui chkpt in this state comes from. It's not about rooting for criminals it's about respecting the people's Rights and the rule of law.
Brenda August 17, 2013 at 08:01 PM
Ahh Timber I thought maybe you were on vacation for this one :/ Angie you are right, however we had 10 at one and 14 at another the last few months (if I remember the total correctly or close enough) so maybe Temeculites are finally learning a lesson with as many pieces of bodies these drunk drivers have left strewn acrosss our roads and their own family members faces and laps. The last 2 years have been absolutely unacceptable and these drunks need to go down for premeditated murders :/ And yes, all you back seat defense lawyers I know that att his time drunk driving murders cannot be premediated but hopefully..................we can change that soon. Timber, Hawaii? How about somewhere cool? Its even too hot for me the last few days and I love it Hot, Hot, Hot.
Timber August 17, 2013 at 09:51 PM
Brenda hope you are well too.
Brenda August 17, 2013 at 10:05 PM
Hiya Timber :) Actually been a few sheets under the last 2 weeks. Darn different medications always give me a tough time. When I miss doing my exercising in the pool its a bad week dangit. Very good to see you online and well Timber. Ahh and Angie, as Timber says it has to be advertized where the check points are going to be. I agree with you that that should not be the way it is but obvious a majority out voted us and thought it was nicer to let people know. Not just for the reason of warning drunk drivers but for letting the regular joe shmoo driver, going to a friends house for dinner with his family, that there might be a delay in his route. But also so the drunk person cannot say he was set up. Which is difficult to do when the odds of actually setting one person up to just happen to drive through a dui checkpoint is outrageous out of the 2300 drivers that drove through. I just hope with awareness of these serious DUI's with deaths and serious injuries that are posted in THE PATCH, the PE, and other news outlets that readers will think once or twice before drinking without a designated driver.
JJ Mclure August 17, 2013 at 11:03 PM
get the beaners off the road
KB August 18, 2013 at 01:07 AM
O's Army out in Force!!
Timber August 18, 2013 at 01:12 AM
'beaners' are a federal enforcement issue not a state Dui issue. Next...
JJ Mclure August 18, 2013 at 09:30 AM
beaners drive drunk
Brenda August 18, 2013 at 10:19 AM
LOL Timber and JJ Yes JJ Beaners do drive drunk, but they mostly drive with a car filled with dope of some kind and get caught at the Border Patrol check point, and not nearly enough. Been awhile since we have had one of those busts too :/
Rob Murillo August 18, 2013 at 10:47 AM
Im a Beaner and I don't even drink or ever done drugs lol! Funny how little you guys know. I bet you think that Beaners are the majority of welfare recipients as well? That beaners commit the most murders in the nation? Shows your intellect.. Well, I'll say this.. this beaner has pleased many wht women in his lifetime.. My best friend was slain by a wht male at a bar in Murrieta and worse, an off duty cop! I can go on.. But I hold nothing against any race.. blk, wht, brn, or whatever..my friends come in all colors but Please don't forget .. my ancestors were living here before yours got off the boat..
KB August 18, 2013 at 01:27 PM
@ Brenda is very representative of the hatred that exists in and around Temecula by the native WT.
CC August 18, 2013 at 02:24 PM
Jj why is it that you have to comment on every article about Mexicans. Which have nothing to do with the article at hand. I was in old town Friday night. Sort to disappoint you but there were more white people drinking then any one else. So why make it a race issue?
CC August 18, 2013 at 02:25 PM
Sorry
Brenda August 18, 2013 at 07:24 PM
Oh geesh KB. Seriously. though I am 7th Generation Californian, and my grandchildren now 9th I guess. I do not agree with allowing illegals to stay in our country and should be booted out. Just as I believe every single Hells Angels Biker in the USA should be infiltrated by the Police and brought down to a membership of around 10. Same with the KKK, and white supremisists, and Asian gangs, and South American gangs that are worse then any others in California now. My dislike goes further then drunk drivers, or illegals. It includes all of BAD PEOPLE who do BAD THINGS, and DISOBEY our laws KB. Get it right. WHICH, is probably how everyone feels. Rob, very well put. Even sneaking the part in on pleasing white women, LOL, cause we can be sort of difficult at times. Hispanic women are more passive until they blow and then WATCH OUT FOR FLYING PANS, right? LOL.
scientist August 18, 2013 at 10:34 PM
Rob, I think that most people actually think that the cause of most crime, whether a theft or a murder, is caused by a different race... not Hispanic people. And although "your people" (not trying to be derogatory) were here before us white folk, they definitely were not here in CA when we first came over on our boats in the 15th century. It took the Spanish conquistadors 50 to 100 years of raping the indigenous population before "your people" were here. ... I hope that didn't come across as disrespectful. I just want to set the historical record straight. :-)
JJ Mclure August 19, 2013 at 11:15 AM
look at the overcrowding of the jails....blacks and Hispanics all over the place....It doesn't matter who was here first....you lost the battle. Countries come and go.
Joseph Kelly August 19, 2013 at 11:22 AM
FM...When you set the historical record straight it might be wise to know what the historical record is? Us white folk, as you say, were not a part of the 15th century expeditions to the Americas. The most likely crew members where from Southern Spain (Andalusia), an area that was inhabited and controlled by the North African Moors for at least 500 years prior to 1492. So, by your definition the rapers of the new world were ironically the raped of the old world? Although, to be fair to the Berbers and North African peoples, they apparently were far more tolerant than Temeculites. Shame on everyone who calls Latino's beaner's...it's ingnorant and hateful.
scientist August 19, 2013 at 11:59 PM
Are you telling me that in 1492, Columbus DIDN'T sail the ocean blue?!?!? And...and...and Amerigo Vespucci in 1497 or Martin Waldseemuller in the early 16th century?!?!? Look, maybe I shoulda been more clear with my thoughts, but nowhere did I mention that us white folk were apart of the Spanish conquest of the "new world". Remember, while the Spanish were raping on the west coast of the Americas, most of the greater powers of Europe were focused on the east coasts. Now, if you are insinuating that the Berbers and the Moors were both rapists AND tolerant...hmmmm... Rape and Tolerance should never be used in the same sentence...
KB August 20, 2013 at 01:01 AM
@ Brenda Honestly I don't know of anyone who thinks and says the things you do that I wouldn't consider a "bad" person. Brenda: You're a hater and an online Bully.
Joseph Kelly August 20, 2013 at 11:45 AM
As with your historical record keeping, your ability to read and respond is out of kilter. I didn't say that Colombus didn't sail the ocean blue. How you came to that determination is beyond me? Furthermore, I never used rapist and tolerance in the same sentence. The point was that the Berber's and other North African people, who made a conquest of the Iberian Pennisula, from the early 8th century, were probably not unlike the Spaniards of the 15th century. So the "Mexicans, who by your definition are a product of Spanish immorality, are no different than those people that you aligned yourself with when you said: "When we first came over on our boats in the 15th century" I agree, you should be more clear with your thoughts. Finally, the first "white folk" born in this country was Virginia Dare, in 1587. That would be 95 years after Colombus and his crew set sail from Spain. It's all about the historical record my friend. Finally, under Moorish control of Iberia, there existed a substantial amount of religious tolerance. After their departure, around the same time Chris set off in search of his fortune, the Spaniards instituted the Inquisition and we all know how that turned out for the un-believers. This is the tolerance that I alluded to. This is what my understanding of history is.
Brenda August 21, 2013 at 03:14 AM
Joseph very well said and understandable. KB, I am so not mean nor am I a bully. I want what is best FIRST, primarily for the people of the United States Of America. For the generations and generations, etc. etc. etc. who have built this country, its railroads, roads, farms, ranches, businesses from nothing. To our hospitals, homes, automobiles, and we grew and grew because of OUR strength not anyone elses. The People of the United States of America who were here planting the soil, raising the meats and all into huge markets to feed the expanding USA and its people. Even enough to be able to give some TO OTHER COUNTRIES, even though we have NEVER NEVER ever gotten one thing back in all these 100's of years that we have given. Read what I say and learn. Read what I say and depending on how young you are appreciate your elders, the generations in your family before you who got you where you are today, or put you in a place to do well if you so wished. The generations of hard working men and women who worked hands to bare bones to build the USA to what it is today, or actually what it was until about 15 or so years ago. After the 1st Amnesty and lack of getting illegals, key word illegals out of here. Think of our elderly now who are trying to live on 900 a month, who do not turn on the AC in their little apartment that gets to be 110 in it because they cannot afford the 600 electric bill the rest of us pay each month. Then think of that same elderly person who is found dead a month later by the landlord, and all because all this country can now offer this elderly man for help is his 900 a month. Our rate of income for needing suplimental income now is so high at 800 not many elderly or anyone else on those low SSecurity or Disability can afford to live. The supplimental requirement is so high now as it is taken away more and more each year so our USA people do not get it to help give them a bit more income. Someone, say your 87 yr old Grandfather gets 900 a month social security for working all his life, and he only might get 27.00 extra a month supplimental to help pay his bills and eat. It takes 3+ yrs to get into sec. 8 housing for an elderly couple without children. When a Amnesty Mom and dad with 8 kids(8 kids key word)will be moved to the top of the SECT 8 list because of 8 children. Have not paid one tax dollar into the USA, has not worked in the USA or contributed anything to this country. No beat up body from working so hard, nothing. They get a free ride including the college your grandfather, father worked so hard to provide for you. Go figure.

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