DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint Set for July 11 in Menifee

The Menifee Police Department will conduct a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint on Friday, July 11 at an undisclosed location between the h...

The Menifee Police Department will conduct a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint on Friday, July 11 at an undisclosed location between the hours of 8 p.m. and 2 a.m.

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.

In California, this crime led to 802 deaths in 2012 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Nationally, the latest data shows nearly 10,000 were killed by an impaired driver.

"The Menifee Police Department will show zero tolerance for suspected drunk or drugged drivers," said Riverside County Sheriff's Sergeant Strang.

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. 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. Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Menifee Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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