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DUI Checkpoint Scheduled Aug. 31 In Temecula

The checkpoint will take place from 9 p.m. until 3 a.m. the next day.

Police are not releasing the checkpoint location.  Patch file photo.
Police are not releasing the checkpoint location. Patch file photo.
The Temecula Police Department is conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint Aug. 31 in the city as part of an ongoing program to deter drunk and drugged driving.

The checkpoint will take place from 9 p.m. until 3 a.m. the next day.

Police are not releasing the checkpoint location.

“Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation and other expenses that can exceed $10,000,” according to a release from the department.

“Over the course of this year, DUI collisions have resulted in injuries to several of our friends and neighbors in Temecula,” said Sgt. Magnan of the Temecula Police Department.

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, according to the news release.


Timber August 28, 2013 at 08:48 PM
~~~`"Police are not releasing the checkpoint location."~~~~ QUESTION: Where will the suspicionless roadblock be located? (no answer) QUESTION: What's wrong, have you got something to hide? I'm told that these checkpoints are used to "educate" me about the dangers of drunk driving. Well how will I know where to go to get "educated" about the dangers of drunk driving if you won't tell me where to meet you? Fuel is expensive, you can't expect me to just drive all over the city hoping that I'll find you just so you will disseminate some educational literature upon me. Ridiculous, save us all some time and headache and just send me a text, an e-mail even a good old fax. Wait, now I see, I buy more gas looking for you, in turn you get to have more Federal fuel taxes from me in order for you to set up those night alcohol education classes in the roadway. Since they are at night overtime pay kicks in. Niiiice makes-work-project to keep stimulating the economy. Gotta go now, fill up my gas tank. I'm a good prol.
Stephen Vincent Pistilli August 29, 2013 at 05:01 AM
All to common theme In the Usa- Wave your constitutional Rights to save and protect yourself and others. Thats what this is all about.
JJ Mclure August 29, 2013 at 09:47 AM
round up the drunks
SA August 29, 2013 at 10:42 AM
Honestly… these checkpoints are allegedly federally and/or state funded which means union(s) get a big cut and that is what it is all about … I am sure there are some officers that are ticked that they pulled this billet … It is all BS …
KB August 29, 2013 at 12:04 PM
Funding for the Checkpoint provided by the SS. MADD is BAD!
Karate Kid August 29, 2013 at 01:28 PM
This is about keeping drunks off the road. Im not sure what is worse a drunk driver or a tweeker, but cops hate them both, and should. Post up on Rancho Cal and get the drunks leaving the wineries, too easy.
Cik Bast August 29, 2013 at 04:48 PM
No one should stop due to an illegal search & seizure....just saying. There is nothing you can be charged with.
Timber August 31, 2013 at 02:43 PM
Don't forget to attend the police/public social tonight it's free. Say hi, meet the crew, get educational materials carry-on. Lather.Rinse.Repeat. Maybe I'll see you there.
Timber August 31, 2013 at 03:18 PM
POSSIBLE LOCATIONS: Northbound Pechenga Pkwy before Temecula Pkwy Moreno St and Old Town Front St (Penfolds Restaurant) Old Town Front St south of Santiago Rd Temecula Pkwy and Mahlon Vail Rd Margarita and Stonewood (between Solana and Moraga) Jefferson Ave and Del Rio Rd Northbound Winchester Rd just past Roripaugh Rd (across from Chaparral HS) *other locations are possible* Please plan your travel itinerary accordingly.
Timber August 31, 2013 at 11:09 PM
Saving you the gas. Reported to be on Butterfield Stage Rd at Rancho Vista Rd (This is a correction)
djschristensen3 September 01, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Wrong Mr. Timber. It was set up on Rancho California Red, and near the Chardonnay Hills entrance. Checking all those drunks leaving the wineries. 1220 Cars and only 2 drunks, I saw great job Temecula on being responsible.
Timber September 01, 2013 at 07:35 PM
Thanks dj. There were in the range of 40+ checkpoints operating Saturday night in So. Cal., so inaccurate reporting is bound to occur. Needless to say my 'wrong' was based upon the best available info at that time. I will make the appropriate notations for my records thanks to you.
Brenda September 02, 2013 at 01:25 PM
Two drivers off the road who could have hit someones wife on the way home from a kids birthday with her 3 children. Or a husband who had to work late on his way home, or a young kid on his way to work at his first job at Taco Bell. Our drunk drivers are getting much much better and down to 2 at that one check point. 1200 people went through. That is awesome that everyone is thinking designated driver!! So far this holiday weekend we have had no traffic accidents even worth reporting...........hope it stays that way through to Tuesday morning.! If so it might just be a first for a holiday weekend or a big activity weekend. Timber awesome work tracking them down honey. :) One night when you and I both know where it is I will have to swing by and bring you a cup of coffee.!

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