Three drivers were arrested for suspicion of DUI during a checkpoint Friday night in Temecula, according to police. A fourth person was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant.
The DUI/driver’s license checkpoint operated from 9 p.m. until 3 a.m. at Winchester and Nicolas roads. Of the 3,504 vehicles that drove through the checkpoint, 2,960 were screened by Temecula police officers looking for signs of impairment and checking licenses.
Officers sent 44 vehicles to a secondary-inspection area, where 20 drivers were given field sobriety tests, according to police. Four unlicensed drivers were cited, and seven vehicles were towed.
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Traffic Safety Administration.