A DUI checkpoint is scheduled to be set up in Lake Elsinore Friday night starting at 7 p.m., but police have not disclosed where motorists can expect to be stopped.
“Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Officers will also check for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000,” said Sgt. Peter Giannakakos of the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station.
The sergeant did not disclose the checkpoint's location.
Over the past three years, the Lake Elsinore Police Department has investigated 63 DUI collisions in which 77 people were injured and seven were killed, according to the sergeant.