DUI Checkpoint Results in Six Arrests, 20 Citations

Six people were arrested and 20 citations issued during a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint conducted by the Menifee Police Department Friday night.

The checkpoint was held at Newport Road, just east of Menifee Road, from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. Deputies contacted drivers in the eastbound lanes of Newport Rd. at the intersection with Laguna Vista Drive. A total of 998 vehicles passed through the checkpoint.

Of those vehicles, 80 were directed into the secondary inspection/evaluation area, which resulted in the following:

-- 9 drivers were given field sobriety tests
-- 2 DUI-Alcohol suspects were arrested
-- 1 DUI-Drug impaired suspect was arrested
-- 3 felony arrest warrants were served
-- 27 Drivers were cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
-- 15 vehicles were towed
-- 20 Citations were issued







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