The Lake Elsinore Police Department Traffic Unit has announced it will conduct a DUI/driver's license checkpoint on Saturday, Aug. 17.
The department is not disclosing the checkpoint location, although it will be inside Lake Elsinore city limits, according to the announcement.
“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, [and] other expenses that can exceed $10,000,” the announcement read.
In the past 12 months, the Lake Elsinore Police Department investigated 29 DUI collisions in which three people were injured and two were killed, according to the announcement.
“Additionally during this time, the Lake Elsinore Police Department made over 200 DUI arrests,” the announcement continued.Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public, according to the announcement.