BY DAVID JAMES HEISS
Beaumont Police Division and the California Freeway Patrol kicked off the vacation journey season final Friday by conducting their very own DUI checkpoints.
Lots of of vehicles have been screened Dec. 17 by the California Freeway Patrol, which netted seven DUI arrests; 11 drivers subject sobriety examined; three drivers cited for no license, and eight automobiles have been saved throughout a Dec. 17 DUI checkpoint.
Beaumont performed their checkpoint on Oak Valley Parkway at Noble Creek Park and screened 500 automobiles, leading to two arrests, seven citations, and two automobiles being towed.
Beaumont’s two arrests concerned one particular person being in possession of methamphetamine, and a second particular person was an intoxicated driver who already had 10 earlier DUI arrests.
Funding for the checkpoints have been offered by a grant from the California Workplace of Visitors Security, by the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration.
The San Gorgonio Go Space CHP has a number of extra checkpoints scheduled by 2022.
Motorists are reminded to by no means place themselves or others’ security in danger by driving intoxicated.
Calling a ride-share, taxi, or pal may very well be the distinction between getting residence secure and tragedy.
In accordance with statistics from the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration, in 2018 throughout one week alone there have been 285 deaths resulting from drunk driving over the vacations, and that on New Yr’s Day drunk driving-related deaths skyrocket to 129 p.c above its baseline common.