DUI Checkpoint Scheduled for Feb. 22 in Menifee

The Menifee Police Department Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Saturday, Feb. 22 at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8 p.m. and 2 a.m.

According to a police department news release, drunk driving led to 802 deaths in California in 2012. Nationally, the latest data shows nearly 10,000 were killed by an impaired driver.

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.

DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence, according to police. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.

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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