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One arrested, 17 cited during Perris DUI Checkpoint

One person was arrested and 17 citations were issued during a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, May 3, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Perris Boulevard and Business Park Drive in the City of Perris.

During the checkpoint, 512 vehicles were contacted with 54 vehicles subject to a secondary screening. Four field sobriety tests were conducted. One person was arrested for DUI and 17 citations were issued for violations, such as driving with a suspended/revoked license or without a license at a DUI checkpoint. Two vehicles were towed.

DUI checkpoint locations are determined based on reported incidents of impaired driving-related crashes. The primary purpose of DUI checkpoints is to promote public safety by taking suspected impaired drivers off roads.

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

The next DUI checkpoint will be held on August 30.

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