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DUI Checkpoint Tonight in Lake Elsinore

Sheriff's deputies assigned to the Lake Elsinore police station will staff an anti-DUI operation in town tonight, it was announced.

The driver's license and sobriety checkpoint will be held at an undisclosed location in town.

"Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment," sheriff's Sgt. Peter Giannakakos said.  "Officers will also check for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily."

According to the sergeant, the Lake Elsinore Police Department has investigated 42 DUI crashes in the last year.  He said 61 people were hurt in those incidents. 

What's more, the department has made more than 187 arrests of people suspected of driving under the influence, he said. 


Alek J Hidell March 08, 2014 at 05:24 AM
They should just park in front of each 7-11. Get a lot more drunks that way...Orale!
Michael Landin March 09, 2014 at 04:42 AM
I see more Pecker Woods(Red-Necks) coming out of 7-11 with their Bud Light cases than I see Mexicans, so instead of "Orale" you should quote, "Yeehaw!!"
Eric March 09, 2014 at 10:16 AM
Ah the liberals are out... Hey Michael, you may see more of us with our cases of light beer walking out of the shop, however we're usually smart enough to stay home after drinking. If you look at most DUI arrest records out here the names are primarily Hispanic. Stop being a 'white apologist' liberal tool and grow a pair, yeah?

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