The last weekend of August was a busy one for authorities in Riverside County.
Authorities know that late summer is a heavy time for
Driving Under the Influence (DUI), because lots of people are on vacation and travel after having had more
to drink than they realize.
Just before and over the Labor Day weekend, Riverside County authorities
were out in force:
- At a DUI checkpoint in Eastvale, officers arrested two people on suspicion
of DUI. They also cited 13 people for driving without a license or with
a suspended license. The checkpoint was set up between Hamner and Limonite
avenues and ran from 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29 to 3 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30.
- It was a similar story over in Lake Elsinore. Authorities set up a checkpoint
at the El Toro Cutoff and Highway 74 and cited 16 motorists for having
suspended licenses or no licenses. A 20-year-old Lake Elsinore man was
arrested on suspicion of DUI. The checkpoint ran from 7 p.m. Friday to
2 a.m. Saturday.
- Finally, in San Bernardino, four people were arrested on suspicion of DUI.
Thirty-five people were arrested for license violations. One person was
arrested on an outstanding warrant and another was arrested on suspicion
of receiving stolen property. Twenty-eight vehicles were impounded and
10 citations were issued for "miscellaneous traffic violations."
The checkpoint was set up in the 400 block of South Tippecanoe Avenue
and ran from 6 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday.
A DUI is a very serious charge and ought to be taken as such. If you are
looking for an attorney to represent you after your DUI charge, please
contact us for a free consultation. Our office is near the Southwest Justice Center
and we help clients from all over Riverside County, including Hemet, Corona,
Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Wildomar, Perris, Banning, Murrieta and Temecula.