5 individuals have been cited throughout a weekend DUI checkpoint in Palm Springs, however nobody was arrested for driving whereas intoxicated, police reported on Monday.
Palm Springs law enforcement officials screened 512 automobiles within the 2300 block of Ramon Street between 9:30 p.m. Friday and a pair of a.m. Saturday.
The 5 motorists have been arrested for working a car and not using a license.
Officers looked for motorists driving underneath the affect of any impairing substance, not simply alcohol. Marijuana also can result in a DUI, particularly together with alcohol or different medicine.
At a checkpoint operated earlier this month within the 1100 block of East Tahquitz Canyon Manner, law enforcement officials screened 308 automobiles and arrested one intoxicated driver and cited one other for being unlicensed, police mentioned.
Lately, California has seen a rise in drug-impaired driving crashes. Checkpoint areas are chosen primarily based on historic knowledge associated to DUI crashes and arrests, and are funded by grants from the California Workplace of Visitors Security, via the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration.
These arrested for driving underneath the affect of medication or alcohol can spend time in jail and pay as much as $13,500, together with fines, charges, courses, license suspensions and different bills.