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, Winchester, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Wildomar, Perris, Banning, Murrieta and Temecula.