August 2019 DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Results
Posted: August 20, 2019 | 5:30 p.m.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Norco Station conducted a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Hamner Avenue and Alhambra Street between the hours of 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. resulting in the following:
- 961 Vehicles Screened
- 10 Field Sobriety Tests Conducted
- 1 DUI Arrest
- 8 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Deputies were looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment while checking drivers for proper licensing.
In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. The Norco Sheriff’s Station reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.
The Norco Sheriff’s Station offers these tips to ensure you have a safe night of fun that doesn’t involve a DUI:
- Always use a designated sober driver to get home, such as a friend who is not drinking, a ride-share service, cab or public transportation.
- If you see someone who is clearly impaired try and drive, take the keys and help them make other arrangements to find a sober way home.
- Report drunk drivers by calling 9-1-1.
- When hosting a party, offer nonalcoholic drinks, and monitor who is drinking and how they are getting home.
Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses, not to mention possible jail time.
Funding for these enforcement efforts are provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
For more information, contact the Norco Sheriff’s Station at (951) 270-5673 or email@example.com.