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DUI Checkpoint Nets 3 Motorists, 7 Vehicles

The checkpoint was staffed between 8 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday on Winchester Road, at Nicolas Road, officials said.

Three suspected drunken drivers were arrested at a checkpoint staffed by sheriff's deputies from the Temecula station.

The checkpoint was staffed between 8 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday on Winchester Road, at Nicolas Road, officials said.

Deputies screend 1,973 vehicles, out of 3,485 vehicles that passed through, with 82 vehicles sent to a secondary stage to be checked, Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. John Magnan wrote in a news release.

Four motorists with alleged license violations were ticketed and ordered to appear in court, and seven vehicles were impounded, Magnan said.

Deputies administered 12 field sobriety tests, the sergeant said.

The operation was funded through the state Office of Traffic Safety.

Arthur July 13, 2012 at 09:14 AM
by driving recklessly drunk or not our ability to travel without being identified is being lost- if you want to be a ble to travel without hastle thten stop thsi from happening- stop kids from being indoctrinated into buying cars they don't need that bring only misery and loss to there families and society ultimately- let us all afford limo's when we actually want to be in one and better ways to get around privately, peacefully, wisely at all other times. The checkpoint is proof cars are a bad deal. Period.
Arthur July 13, 2012 at 09:16 AM
will you accept letting compuuters take over the driving for us as should of happend already years ago?
Arthur July 13, 2012 at 09:22 AM
what's impaired is the human brain and the fact that computes now do a far b etter job but we act like we are in the 3rd world and can't afford them- can't require any car now be driven smartly- not by some clown owner be they old, young, or just too human. THe time to ban driving by people who have just taken a stupid test and can barely drive is long past- driving for transportation is no longer necessary! Yeah a lot of people owe alot of omoney on loans undersecured b y the crap they have been sold, likely used, and would default, if they had to buy a computer retrofit, but that's business, there's risk, the writing has been on thewalll for decades- they've been obsolete for more then a few years, an dwe can bail htem out sure, it's cheap to do so. What we can't afford to is to confuse business with pleasure- enjoy your playstation- xbox,et c... let it drive the tons though when it comes to moving yoru body aroudn town and spare us the carnage- and of cousre feel free to drink as much as you want if we designate ppeople can no longer drive as well as machines so should not be allowed to do so for no good reason and hav eus fill our nursing homes crematoriiums and cemeteries with the waste for as long as we do that- oh people we be killed by comptuers sure, but far fewer, and fewer is better, it is, accept that! Grow up people.
Brenda July 14, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Me too TVOR, always been fast, guys are nice and most of the time I just get waved through, must be my age, LOL. Like this last one, I had everything ready, and he said, "I was just going to wave you through". So that was nice again. Some of you I don't think have even been through one its not even that big of a deal, and alot of us they dont ask. A man or woman who is guilty for something will look nervous, and they are more likely to get pulled over, similiar to border patrol checks.
Brenda July 23, 2012 at 07:30 PM
LBV I get it. I Understand where you are coming from. We are on the same page mine is just a bit more written on. You do not want toes stepped on, rights stepped on or people angry because of a possible wait at the traffic stop, and suggest alternatives which are great ideas also. I think we need ALL of them to stop these drunk drivers however. That is the only place we differ. I am balls to the walls, lets do everything and anything to get them, even if its a few. We have all waited far longer for a mild fender bender on the freeway then we do at a traffic check point thou. Maybe that would be a good poll PATCH. Who would feel needlessly, negatively impacted by police if they were pulled over into a traffic check? I wouldnt be, and I would be cheering them on, and like I said my drive through that night was at the most a minute or two.

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