The Temecula Police Department Traffic Unit will
be conducting a DUI/driver's license checkpoint beginning Dec. 13 at 9 p.m.
The checkpoint location has not been disclosed by police, but they say the operation is expected to last through 3 a.m. Dec. 14.
Police will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing delaying motorists only momentarily, according to a news release from the department.
“DUI checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out,” the news release read.
“Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed seven lives and resulted in over 30 injury crashes harming our friends and neighbors,” said Sgt. John Magnan of the Temecula Police Department.
Funding for this checkpoint is provided to Temecula Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, according to the news release.