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DUI Checkpoint Planned Near Temecula Tonight

CHP officials will be staffing the checkpoint in an unincorporated area near town.

The following is a news release from the Temecula-area CHP office:

The California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety/driver license checkpoint on Saturday, July 5th , 2014, in the unincorporated area of Southwest Riverside County.  

Motorists approaching the checkpoint will see informational signs advising them that a sobriety checkpoint is ahead. Once diverted into the lane, motorists will be detained only a few moments while an officer explains the purpose of the checkpoint and checks their driver license.  

CHP sobriety checkpoints are conducted in accordance with the guidelines for checkpoint operations outlined in the California Supreme Court decision, Ingersoll vs. Palmer. Traffic volume permitting, all vehicles will be checked.

The CHP reminds motorists to not drink and drive.  If you are going to drink, do it responsibly.  Designate a sober driver.  

Vor July 06, 2014 at 01:40 AM
Not very well thought out , CHP . I just approached this intersection. Saw the traffic and made a right on Benton to avoid the mess. Alot of cars did same easily to avoid. Some of them possibly DUI. Next time plan it better .
Patrick July 06, 2014 at 10:25 AM
Next time, nothing. Sobriety checkpoint = unlawful search & seizure, no matter how hard you twist the English language.
Average American July 06, 2014 at 11:58 AM
Usually there is a motorcycle officer who pulls over any car they see turning around to avoid the checkpoint, so basically they are illegally detaining you for avoiding being illegally detained at the checkpoint. But its legal.
KMA July 06, 2014 at 03:29 PM
If the check points are placed on a road with many connecting roads- making a right, or left turn is not turning around. They need to place them on long stretches of road with no opportunity to make left or right turns.
David July 06, 2014 at 10:49 PM
It's all about money. These pigs don't care about law. Most of them are four foot nothing and get a thrill out of being important. My favorite is the 300 pound motorcyle cop....really? Police state in its infancy. Federal riot police coming to Murrieta tomorrow....

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