Two Arrested in Menifee DUI Checkpoint on Highway 74

Two motorists were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence July 11 in the Menifee Police Department's latest DUI/Driver's License checkpoint.

The checkpoint was conducted on Highway 74 and Trade Winds between the hours of 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. 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, according to police.

During this checkpoint, deputies contacted drivers in the eastbound lanes of Highway 74. A total of 922 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. Of those vehicles, 69 vehicles were directed into the secondary inspection/evaluation area, which resulted in the following:

-- 7 drivers were given field sobriety tests
-- 2 DUI-Alcohol suspects were arrested
-- 0 DUI-Drug impaired suspect was arrested
-- 40 Drivers were cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
-- 23 vehicles were towed


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