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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.

Philip rivers January 25, 2014 at 10:55 AM
Awesome let's get more of these. .
JJ Mclure January 25, 2014 at 12:21 PM
outstanding....keep them off the road
Alek J Hidell January 25, 2014 at 02:04 PM
its only sensible to have both ICE and Homeland Security there to check all green cards for forgery. All criminal aliens can then be transported directly to a desert work camp, to serve their sentence, BEFORE DEPORTATION. nearly every civilized country on Earth follows this rule. Punishment FIRST
SunnySoCal January 26, 2014 at 03:10 AM
27 were cited but only 20 were issued a citation? Am I missing something? I probably am, I guess more people were cited for unknown reasons. Either way keep doing your job guys.
Jeff Kleiner January 26, 2014 at 06:44 PM
Punishment for being in the country illegally costs the taxpayer money. This is why we must have Amnesty for people who have been living here for years. Put stipulations and penalties in and the people should then be able to apply for citizenship after a certain length of time.
Alek J Hidell January 26, 2014 at 06:58 PM
The aliens who snuck into this place are ALREADY HERE. They don't have to do a damned thing (stipulations and penalties) pay a damned thing ($ for application).......... Let's see if we can get an understanding Kleiner?---THEY ARE ALREADY HERE. They are fine with the status quo. They will rush in for citizenship about as fast as young Americans are signing up for Obamacare....... Either give the illegals the vote and change into Mexico or get rid of the illegals and close the border for immigration. Make up your minds, idiot Americans.... and hurry, or the decision will be made for you dullards.
SA January 27, 2014 at 11:25 AM
I have mixed feelings re: these Charlie Checkpoints as it is invasive and some people may have had a glass of wine for dinner and a cop could be in a bad mood taking it out in the wrong manner.. To the Communists Hidell & Kleiner are your papers legit?
ChrisG January 27, 2014 at 11:51 AM
Regarding illegals, they do not want american citizenship for the most part. If you want to truly fix the problem of illegal aliens then institute confiscatory fines for employers of illegal aliens. Create an easy to use migrant farmer/guest worker program for alien workers to have a work permit. Teach their children English only so they can get good jobs and get themselves out of poverty. Illegals go home when there are no jobs.
Jeff Kleiner January 27, 2014 at 12:03 PM
So in essence ChrisG, use hem like slaves and send them back to Africa in the off season. In season, keep them close because only they do work other Americans won't do, keeping Farm Corporations in the black and your food prices lower.....typical Extremist Right Wing, fanatical Tea Party talk. Where is the poll where it says Illegal Immigrants don't want to become US citizens???? You have none......you made it up. Their children DO speak English, as they attend US schools.........if the adults need to speak English, you have a lot of Polish, German, Italian, Russian Grandpas and Grandma's that will need to do the same all over the US.
Vic January 27, 2014 at 12:36 PM
Did I miss the part in the article where they were giving illegal aliens a free pass? I thought this was a DUI checkpoint. Why must we always fight? (Sarcasm, people...)
SA January 27, 2014 at 02:38 PM
Communist Kleiner … I sure Mr. Chris respects human life and hard work… I would suspect a real American does not like our country being given away to Communist like Obama and yourself… These Charlie Checkpoints should check for legal status.. Why not? Oh I know because liberals pick and choose what laws they can obey or not…
Alek J Hidell January 27, 2014 at 07:34 PM
you DO realize SA that you are hilarious in your use of "commie" epithets? Did you find a time machine and arrive just now?...... There IS no more Soviet Union. Communist China is our top trading partner.... America "won" the Cold War. Now go back to 1966 and relaxxxxxxxxxxxx.
ChrisG January 27, 2014 at 07:50 PM
@jeffk, I dont need a poll, looka round you. There are too many Spanish speakers not willing to assimilate. In other words, they have no interest in becoming Americans. As for migrant workers pay, it is enough that they are willing to come here illegally and work the job to send money back home. That is not slave labor. But yes, it does keep our food costs low.
Jeff Kleiner January 27, 2014 at 08:16 PM
why would they when it is impossible to. Get your information from a credible source, not something you dreamed up in your conservative haze.
Jeff Kleiner January 27, 2014 at 08:19 PM
Oh, you forgot the taxes they pay and those the government cannot collect. The Republican Party does see that they will continue to lose every election as their old white base gets less and less. They will accede to AMNESTY and I will be laughing at you. I welcome the addition to Progressive America.
Jeff Kleiner January 27, 2014 at 08:29 PM
Here is how stupid your comment is SA. Real Americans voted in a communist President (your description ) in twice for eight years. I suppose in your mind the only real Americans are OLD WHITE FOX NEWS watchers......laughing at you
Jeff Kleiner January 28, 2014 at 12:26 PM
Here is how long a deal lasts with a person like Steve Newman, less than twenty four hours. I never addressed you and I will laugh at whomever I please, When you buy patch you may tell me what I can do.......until then, you know what you can do. Wait, I didn't know you can be arrested for laughing at stupidly ridicules comments by someone.....if thats the case more than half of Murrieta will be arrested for laughing at most of yours.
Jeff Kleiner January 28, 2014 at 03:19 PM
Well they were just here ten minutes ago and your name came up....ROFLMAO!! You're never gonna stop, but I made a promise.
Jeff Kleiner January 28, 2014 at 03:20 PM
My deal did not involve any others you stumbling Extremist..
Alek J Hidell January 28, 2014 at 06:56 PM
you two old queens find an alley or perhaps some oleanders, smells like cupid's gym around here! Again we are subjected to Stevie and Jeff's homosexual tiff, publicly... Ew Ew Ew.
Jeff Kleiner January 28, 2014 at 07:56 PM
I don't know John Handchetz water boy....haven't lived in Illinios for twenty years...LOL.....keep guessing.
Jeff Kleiner January 28, 2014 at 07:59 PM
LOL........then I guess I'm going to help make Amnesty happen so all the new citizens can move into your foreclosure neighborhood....LOL You are the one that ssticks your conservative nonesense into EVERY article....all you'll have left is your bloated cow.....and your conservative ideology of FAILURE!!!
Jeff Kleiner January 28, 2014 at 08:00 PM
Yes your name came up, as I said...THEY ARE WATCHING.
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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