DUI Checkpoint Scheduled for Friday in Menifee

The Menifee Police Department Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, Jan. 24 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8 p.m. and 2 a.m., according to a news release from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. The officers will also be checking drivers for proper licensing. Motorists will only be delayed momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving.

Recent statistics reveal that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was the most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol.

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.




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