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19 Motorists Nabbed at Murrieta DUI Checkpoint, 2 Others by Patrol

Two motorists were arrested for suspected DUI at the checkpoint, another on suspicion of drug possession; two other suspected drug users were nabbed by patrol officers elsewhere in the city.

Officers staffing a checkpoint in Murrieta over the weekend nabbed 19 people, most of them for license violations, a sergeant said.

Patrol officers swarming the city also arrested one motorist suspected of driving while impaired on drugs and one passenger suspected of being under the influence of drugs.

The checkpoint was staffed between 8:15 p.m. Friday and 2:30 a.m. Saturday on Clinton Keith Road, west of Interstate 215. according to Murrieta police Sgt. Jay Froboese.

Officers pulled 33 vehicles -- out of 701 screened -- into a secondary location for closer inspection; of those 33 drivers, 12 were ticketd for allegedly driving on suspended licenses.

Another four were cited for allegedly driving without valid licenses; two were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, and one passenger was arrested for alleged possession of methamphetamine.

Funds for both operations were generated through the state Office of Traffic Safety, with a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Timber September 21, 2012 at 02:44 AM
I guess I can ... what say you Duty Bound?
Cuz I Care October 08, 2012 at 03:02 AM
I'm glad for the checkpoint stops. Even if it took only 1 drunk or under the influence or suspended license driver off the road that's just fine with me.
Timber October 09, 2012 at 05:01 AM
Cuz, then maybe you wouldn't mind if the police randomly stop by your home and/or work and have you submit to a dui/safety inspection before driving. How does society know if you're not drunk or unlicensed? It is voluntary after all.
Cuz I Care October 10, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Timber,,, stay on point. My home is not public property managed by tax dollars. Keep to the subject matter in the article. You are rambling. For your entertainment I'll answer your other curiosities. As for my work,,, always subject to random testing as previous disclosure to accepting the job, not a problem. And, I didn't read the police did that in the article, keep to the issue. So, If you drive on my tax-dollar, funded street then play by the rules agreed to when signed up for that license. Your Q: How does society know if you're not drunk or unlicensed? I don't speak for "society". I get out and vote. See you at the polls.
john ryerson November 26, 2012 at 01:28 AM
checkpoints aren't about getting drunk drivers off the road its about controlling the public and their activities.if drunk drivers are really a priority they would roving around the bars pulling over everybody that leaves. thats how you get drunk drivers off the road.

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