Menifee Police Schedules DUI Checkpoint for Friday

The Menifee Police Department's Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint this Friday, Feb. 22, at an undisclosed location within the Menifee city limits between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m.

According to a police department press release, checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public. Officers will contact 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 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings for every $1 spent.

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


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