Two motorists were arrested for drunken driving during an overnight driver's license/sobriety checkpoint in Lake Elsinore.
Otilio Medina, 50, of Santa Ana, and Edgar Felix, 21, of Wildomar, were arrested at Riverside Drive and Walnut in Lake Elsinore at a checkpoint that began at 6 p.m. Friday and ended at 1 a.m. today, according to a report from Sgt. Peter Giannakakos of the Lake Elsinore Sheriff's Station.Giannakakos reported 1,124 vehicles passed through the checkpoint; three vehicles were impounded and five unlicensed or drivers with suspended licenses were sent to court.
"Alcohol and drug impaired driving causes serious injuries and deaths that have marred recent holiday celebrations," the sergeant said. "The Lake Elsinore Police Department is committed to working aggressively to reduce the incidence of needless tragedy that accompanies any alcohol related collision."
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.