LAKE ELSINORE, CA — A DUI checkpoint held Friday evening in Lake Elsinore netted 44 citations for numerous offenses, the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station reported.
The “Driving Beneath the Affect/Driver’s License Checkpoint” was held on Riverside Drive at Lakeside Excessive Faculty between 8 p.m. Friday and a pair of a.m. Saturday. Throughout that point, 1,231 autos had been stopped.
In accordance with the sheriff’s division, among the many 44 citations issued had been 5 for unlicensed drivers and 4 for suspended license. Two individuals had been arrested for driving below the affect; a stolen gun was recovered; 5 misdemeanor warrants had been served; and 9 autos had been towed, the sheriff’s division reported.
The checkpoint location was chosen primarily based on a historical past of DUI crashes and arrests, in accordance with the division.
“The first goal of checkpoints is to not make arrests, however to advertise public security by deterring drivers from driving impaired,” the division mentioned.
Drivers charged with DUI face a median of $13,500 in fines and penalties, in addition to a suspended license, in accordance with the division.
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