Two Arrested at DUI Checkpoint; Two Children Sent to CPS

Two DUI suspects were arrested and two drivers were discovered to have arrest warrants when Menifee Police conducted a DUI checkpoint Aug. 30 at the intersection of Scott Road and Haun Road.

A grandmother arrested for DUI was also charged with child endangerment for having two of her grandchildren with her while she was driving impaired, police said. The children were later released to Child Protective Services.

Motorists were stopped 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 a news release from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

During the DUI/Driver's License checkpoint, deputies contacted drivers in both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Scott Road. A total of 936 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. Of those vehicles, 50 vehicles were directed into the secondary inspection/evaluation area, which resulted in the following:

-- 18 drivers were given field sobriety tests
-- 2 DUI-Alcohol suspects were arrested.
-- 2 drivers had arrest warrants
-- 10 Drivers were cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
-- 6 vehicles were towed


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