Menifee Police Schedule DUI Checkpoint for Friday Night

The Menifee Police Department's Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint this Friday, April 19, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m, according to a new 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 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.

This DUI/Driver's License checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies and officers will be checking drivers for proper licensing. A major component of these checkpoints is the deterrent effect it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired and bring about more awareness, encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.




2 Comments:

  1. More like “Rolling unconstitutional checkpoints. Making our money by impounding cars and giving out tickets. If we’re lucky we might get a drunk person!”

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  2. DUI / License checkpoints are not unconstitutional. The Supreme Court has upheld them. Due to the little time that people wait in line, there is only a minor inconvenience, which isn't a violation of the 4th Amendment. Also, it has been shown that a person dies in a DUI crash in America every 45 minutes. Since 1968, California has had only 3 days with no fatal crashes, a majority of those crashes was caused by DUI drivers. If a checkpoint helps curb that number, I'm all for them. Also, the cops can only impound the car if the person is driving either without a license or if their license is suspended. Do you really want those people driving anyway? The family they crash into and kill can be yours.

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