One person was arrested for DUI, while four others received citations for other infractions during a near six-hour police checkpoint Friday night in Murrieta.
The checkpoint, on Margarita Road just north of Torrey Pines Road, began at 8:20 p.m. and lasted until 2 a.m.
According to Murrieta police Sgt. Jim Gruwell, 972 vehicles passed through the checkpoint with 813 being screened. Of the 813 vehicles, 27 required additional screening.
The additional screenings resulted in:
- 2 citations for driving on a suspended license
- 1 citation for driving without a valid license
- 1 arrest for a misdemeanor DUI warrant
- 1 arrest for DUI
More checkpoints are planned, but police are not announcing specific dates at this time. This DUI checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.