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27 Citations, 3 DUI Arrests, 3 Arrest Warrants Served At Menifee Checkpoint

The checkpoint was set up at Newport Road and Laguna Vista Drive.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

The Menifee Police Department Traffic Unit had a busy Friday night.

Deputies from the unit conducted a DUI/driver's license checkpoint beginning at 8 p.m. and lasting until 2 a.m. today. The checkpoint was set up at Newport Road and Laguna Vista Drive.  

During the operation, deputies stopped drivers headed east on Newport Road. A total of 998 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, according to a report from sheriff's Sgt. Strang and Deputy Rabago. Of those vehicles, the two law enforcement officers reported that 80 were directed into the secondary inspection/evaluation area which resulted in the following:

  • 9 drivers were given field sobriety tests
  • 2 DUI-alcohol suspects were arrested
  • 1 DUI-drug impaired suspect was arrested
  • 3 felony arrest warrants were served
  • 27 Drivers were cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
  • 15 vehicles were towed
  • 20 citations were issued

The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Jeff Kleiner January 28, 2014 at 08:00 PM
The same insurance you and the bloated cow have.
Alek J Hidell January 29, 2014 at 12:56 AM
Has Spelly's even recovered from the Terminator Cop "incident"?...nice to meet fellow Murrietans like Dayle

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