Five people were arrested during a DUI checkpoint that began Friday night in Temecula, a sheriff's sergeant is reporting.
The checkpoint operated from 9 p.m. Friday through 3 a.m. Saturday at Winchester and Nicolas roads, according to a report from Sgt. John Magnan.A total of 1,423 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. In addition to the five arrests, eight vehicles were towed and seven unlicensed/suspended drivers were sent to court. There was also a criminal arrest for public intoxication, Magnan said.
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.