Riverside County sheriff's deputies from the Temecula station will staff a DUI/Driver License checkpoint this weekend in an attempt to get impaired drivers and scofflaws off the the city's roads.
The checkpoint will be staffed in an undisclosed part of the city between 9 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday.
According to sheriff's officials, the cost of a DUI conviction can run as high as $10,000 and prompt the possible suspension of one's license.
"All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers," sheriff's Sgt. John Magnan in a written statement.
"Over the course of this year, DUI collisions have claimed one life and resulted in injuries to several of our friends and neighbors in Temecula," the sergeant said.
Funds for the operation will come from the state Office of Traffic Safety.