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DUI Checkpoint results in 41 arrests

The Riverside Police Department conducted a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on February 5 from 9 p.m to 3 a.m. on Van Buren Boulevard, south of Garfield Street.

A total of 977 vehicles were screened. Thirty-two citations were issued. Four DUI-alcohol suspects were arrested, two DUI– drug impaired suspects were arrested, and 35 drivers were cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended or revoked.

Checkpoint locations are based on a history of crashes and DUI arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired. 

Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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