DUI Checkpoint In Lake Elsinore Nets Just One Arrest

William Rehr, 61, of Lake Elsinore was arrested for driving under the influence.

in Lake Elsinore saw just one arrest Friday night.

William Rehr, 61, of Lake Elsinore was arrested for driving under the influence.

During the checkpoint operation from 7 p.m. Friday through 1 a.m. Saturday, six drivers were given field sobriety tests, 22 drivers were cited for various vehicle code violations, and 12 drivers were cited for driving without a license or while their licenses were suspended, according to a Lake Elsinore Police Department report. The drivers’ vehicles were towed.

Vince April 16, 2011 at 05:37 PM
Just maaaaaaybe, if these Check Points weren't announced BEFORE being implemented, they would catch more damn drunks.....ya think? There's a word that slips my mind at the moment for "telegraphing" a forthcoming punch to your opponent...wait a minute, I remember now: DUH.
yvonne April 16, 2011 at 06:19 PM
bad timing with the race around the lake at the same time,too dark and dangerous for the runners!!
devin April 16, 2011 at 11:57 PM
Vince... I thought the same thing. I think if these check points are not advertised then possibly more people would be caught. Sure the checkpoint locations are not announced but it is pretty typical where they are, they usually are done in the same areas as prior checkpoints. Smarten up people, if you want to catch more drunks, don't advertise and don't always have them in the same locations. Just an idea...
Vince April 17, 2011 at 01:16 AM
devin, As often is the case, lots of times a non-sensical head's up is given to an adversary in many situations encompassing the "human condition", sorta as Obama did recently when he made it known that The U.S. would not go balls out in Libya. In the case of these DUI Checkpoints, perhaps the idea isn't to catch drunks at all, but rather to give the police-people some overtime, and not work them too hard in the process, with pesky laws to be upheld! And too, in Obama's case, I hate to say what I think his reasoning was in giving up some rather important info about impending U.S. strategy. I know where I am it is common knowledge when, and where a Checkpoint will be established, long before it appears, and you betcha, there is ALWAYS going to be a stray imbecile or two who didn't get a warning, and then gets dragged off for a night's repose in the local hoosgow. And too, when they are Open For Business, phones ring, be they land lines, or cellular (first line of defense for The Drunk Warning System), and then serious drunks change their route of travel.. Which brings to mind "boots on the ground", in the form of cops, watching the alternate routes potentially used to circumvent Check Points, by Sneakly Pete Drunks that were forewarned. But honestly, IF stealth were used, and the Checkpoints were established in varying location's, at varying hours, why, odds are pretty good that at the very least they'd catch enough perps to pay for all the overtime...
Amber April 17, 2011 at 02:58 PM
On a positive note.....It motivated me to finally change my burnt out brake light bulb. I guess the roads are safer now :)


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