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Temecula Area CHP Plan DUI Checkpoint This Weekend

Local CHP officers will staff a DUI/driver's license checkpoint this weekend in Southwest Riverside County, it was announced Thursday.

The operation will be held a at an undisclosed location in the area, on Saturday, April 12, according to CHP Officer Nathan Baer.

"Motorists approaching the checkpoint will see informational signs advising them that a checkpoint is ahead," Baer said.  "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."

Baer said that, statically, young adults, males, and those driving at night have the "greatest risk" of being involved in a DUI-related crash.

He added that anyone who suspects a drunk driver is on the roadway, should call 911.

"Callers should be prepared to provide dispatchers a description of the vehicle, its location, and direction of travel," he said.


Troy April 11, 2014 at 10:16 PM
I am very PRO law enforcement and very ANTI drunk driving, however I also cannot for the life of me understand how these checkpoints have been ruled as legal. There is ZERO probable cause for officers to detain motorist. Additionally, nearly all of these checkpoints usually only net 1 or 2 drunk drivers (some have been zero). Law enforcement could take literally half the number of officers and have them do saturation patrols and come away with many more arrests. Most of these details have about 16 officers. These checkpoints have very little to do with safety. It is more about the over-time for the officers, with the grant money from the feds and state.
Scarf ace April 12, 2014 at 01:28 PM
Why do you the CHP are called Triple A with a badge. They are not real cops all they do is conduct traffic investigations and arrest soccer moms for DUI's
Ron Mexico April 13, 2014 at 01:12 AM
Lol scarf. Tell that to one when they pull you over for something you did wrong. They'll pull their AAA card on you.

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