Three Arrested at Friday-Night DUI Checkpoint

Law enforcement agencies are stepping up DUI details as the New Year’s holiday approaches.

Police officers conducting a DUI checkpoint in Temecula Friday night made three DUI arrests, according to Sgt. John Magnan.

The checkpoint operated at Old Town Front Street and Moreno Road between 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. All of the 703 drivers that went through the checkpoint were screened by officers looking for signs of impairment and checking driver’s licenses, according to Magnan.

Officers directed 11 drivers to a secondary inspection area for further evaluation, according to Magnan. No citations were issued for driving without a license. 

Friday night’s checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

popeye December 30, 2012 at 03:40 PM
GC is actually Trailor Trash from Murrieta. That is why dudette makes those stupid remarks. Ha ha ha
5150 December 30, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Good hope they lock these AHoles up a long time and give them a stiff fine, they should be never able to drive again.
Timber December 30, 2012 at 05:49 PM
@JJ Mclure Whether driving is a privilege or a right there are still constitutional standards that apply when the police are engaging the individual. With your premise of driving being a 'privilege' it could therefore mean that you no longer have the right to counsel, a fair trial, self-incrimination protection, due process, maybe even the freedom of speech and for good measure we could just abandon your right to life and shoot the motorist on the spot. This way we could abandon the court system and save even more money by allowing the officer on the spot to make the final determination.................... What you are referring to when someone signs the driving contract is that the individual agrees to adhere to all the current V.C. rules and all the future rules yet to be written. Still, the right to defend against the states' complaining witness is still done through the court system. In regard to contracts, who the F would agree to such an open-ended contract anywhere else in law or commerce? http://www.nhinet.org/ccs/docs/writs.htm
Timber December 30, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Back in reality, getting popped for DUI at a checkpoint is only a misdemeanor in general. Similar to disorderly conduct.
Galactic Cannibal December 30, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Dudette, As a general statement DB Cops are not forced to be cops they apply for those jobs and get well paid with benefits. They can quit any time but they don't . They are also the number one domestic violence perpetrators in their own homes . And wife beaters . Check the facts, but you will have a hard time finding the facts, as they are buried deep in police bureaucracy. Fishermen put their life on the line every day when they fish the oceans . Its the most dangerous job in terms of deaths on the job. Do you ever hear about these fishermen when they are killed at sea drowned . No but you get parades and flag waving when a cop gets killed . Question: for ever cop killed on the job , how many UNARMED citizens are shot and killed by cops, every year in the US. A few weeks ago 22 year old unarmed Marine shot and killed by DB Cop in San Diego. Had the cop been shot parades flag waving would follow etc . And again the stats on cops killing unarmed citizens, are well buried in bureaucratic 'HIDE the FACTS FILE"
Timber December 30, 2012 at 06:22 PM
http://www.paragoulddailypress.com/articles/2012/12/15/top_story/doc50cbbb312e241511092932.txt Meanwhile over in Paragould, with their coming Polizeistaat, Mayor Mike Gaskill and Police Chief Todd Stovall should spend a little time reading up on Kolander v Lawson, which came out of San Diego: KOLENDER v. LAWSON, 461 U.S. 352 (1983) http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=us&vol=461&invol=352 Those two are going to get schooled on what "articulable individualized suspicion" actually means. Hope the towns' insurer is prepared to payout against the peoples taxes.
Galactic Cannibal December 30, 2012 at 09:42 PM
The huge population of rednecks who live in the Temecula City region would probably back this "Police State Search" ..."cause they are scared to go out at night . All this in the Land of the Free...What a joke . Read the link in Timber
popeye December 30, 2012 at 09:49 PM
GC the Trailor Trash from Murrietta still speaking that noise. ha ha ha
popeye December 30, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Must of been Theotis the Retard that got caught. ha ha ha
KB December 30, 2012 at 10:34 PM
The main issue is illegal suspicion-less stops Brenda....PLEASE read or re-read and understand the 4th amendment. Even the SCOTUS stated that DUI checkpoints (and they're now much more than that...) violate the 4th Amendment.
KB December 30, 2012 at 10:38 PM
JJ: They don't have to arrest all of them to be a police state, but in a police state all 703 would be stopped and detained without suspicion which is exactly what occurred.
KB December 30, 2012 at 10:39 PM
Timber: Paragould is merely a test run....
KB December 30, 2012 at 10:42 PM
GC: Yes, there is definitely a huge population of rednecks in Temecula no doubt about that. On the other hand, I don't consider myself a redneck, but I do fear the police and only go out at night when absolutely necessary.
Pastor Bryan December 30, 2012 at 11:14 PM
I do not want drunks on the road either, but at what cost? The patriot act took away many of our freedoms so we could be protected from terrorists, now we get assaulted every time we ant to travel. The Government can not protect you no matter how hard they try. BYW one of the most dangerous places to be is in Prison that by all accounts the most protected! What about the 4th Amendment? Namely, "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." Whatever happened to the 5th Amendment in this country? Namely, "No person....shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself" Forced Breathalyzer during a check point with no reasonable cause. We cant allow the Police to violate the constitution no matter how reasonable it seems. This allows Government and the Police to decide what is reasonable thus being totally subjective! Police were never able to put their hands on you or down your pants, but they do now because they think it is reasonable. Without the rule of LAW no-one will trust the LAW and you will have anarchy! The constitution is there to protect you... Do not allow anyone to violate it no matter how safe they make you feel!
KB December 31, 2012 at 02:56 AM
Police Produced T-Shirt themes that reflect the culture of the "Police Family": U Raise 'Em, We Cage 'Em BDRT (Baby Daddy Removal Team) (In other words, kill dads...) A Police State is Great, so long as your the Police We get up early to BEAT the Crowds Join the Police to learn a trade: Butchering 1 Shot, 2 Kills (to kill a pregnant woman)
Theotis December 31, 2012 at 03:19 AM
I made it through the checkpoint with no problems. I had popeyes mom in the pick up giving me a hummer while her false teeth were on the dashboard, the cop asked me if I had anything to drink tonight and I said" No, but popeyes mom is getting ready to" the cop laughed so hard he sent me through.
Timber December 31, 2012 at 03:58 AM
Theotis I like your style........
popeye December 31, 2012 at 04:07 AM
Theotis style is butt munching his mother. Ha ha ha ....
Galactic Cannibal December 31, 2012 at 04:08 AM
I am a frequent flyer . And I abhor the treatment I get passing through the TSA screening process each time I fly. They do not make me feel or keep me safer . Just a total hassle by low IQ level people . Hired by the Feds costing $49 billion each year. And I am not alone in that sentiment. Ben Laden is dead you fools. But each year 13,600 American residents are murdered in our towns and cities. The Port of Long Beach allow 6,000 container trucks pass through every week How many trucks are stopped and searched . Less than 300. These containers come from many countries including countries who do not like us. So where is the TSA at Port of Long Beach. They are at our airports hassling travelers. Once again I say Hypocrisy Rules America
popeye December 31, 2012 at 04:09 AM
Theotis gave the cops a hummer. That is what he does best on his knees. Ha ha ha
Galactic Cannibal December 31, 2012 at 04:24 AM
So now we are stopped by DB Cops at DUI check points, and if we question or talk back to the DB Cops, we get tossed into jail. It happened to me once near Del Mar. I just kept asking the questions . WHY are you stopping me ? and what right have you to stop me by the Constitution.? Each time the DB Cops that stop me got really aggressive . On that one occasion I ended up in jail. I was not a DUI driver. They used some bizarre state law about obstruction of a police officer in his duty. Welcome to an embryonic Police State country. Eventually it will be a Police State.
KB December 31, 2012 at 10:08 AM
A web site worth visiting: http://www.flexyourrights.org/ You have to be careful though, because cops are (over) using tasers (which are deadly) to coerce citizens - even when they are doing nothing more than exercising their rights.
keepn it real December 31, 2012 at 04:06 PM
That's all they got really then they need to start driving around!!!drunk drivers are all over the city and not just. At night and do they have. Stops in the day time?
TVOR December 31, 2012 at 11:02 PM
It's very interesting how you dismiss the work of scores of constitutional scholars who have deemed DUI checkpoints legal. Our government pulls a lot of crap on its citizens but they are not violating the constitution by having checkpoints.
TVOR December 31, 2012 at 11:03 PM
I don't know what's more disturbing, this crap you post, or the notion that you might just believe it.
TVOR December 31, 2012 at 11:13 PM
Did it ever occur to you that your attitude toward another person has a direcct effect on their attitude towards you?
LetsBfair January 01, 2013 at 01:07 AM
Give us your papers or else! However, don't check my ID to ensure there is no voter fraud. Everything else is living in a police state. Bow down to the cops and continue to grow the Police state. Call a cop in Temecula and be prepared to wait an hour. This is a waste of resources. We need cops to respond to emergencies, not sit around and waste time. Maybe if the temecula city council would stop giving $4 million to Front Street Partners (Free Money) we would have money for true services in our town.
Pastor Bryan January 01, 2013 at 05:07 AM
@TVOR Ahhh many scholars say there is no God! But does that make it so? There is a difference of what makes something righteous and what makes something legal. Our Fore Fathers knew the difference that the right thing outweighs the legal according to King George. May I suggest we focus on the freedoms our creator gave all of us!
Maxx January 02, 2013 at 04:01 PM
speaker phone, blue tooth, helps make that phone call. Need to trade in your flip phone.
TVOR January 05, 2013 at 05:23 PM
That's all well and good pastor but our government can't (and shouldn't) make decisions based on any theological influence. In the US there is no recognized higher authority than the law


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »