Holiday Weekend DUI Checkpoint Scheduled In Lake Elsinore

"Our message is simple and unwavering: If we find you driving impaired, we will arrest you. No exceptions," said Sgt. Marc Cloutier.

There have been several DUI checkpoints scheduled in and around Lake Elsinore over the last few weeks, and another is coming.

The Lake Elsinore Police Department has joined nearly 10,000 other law enforcement agencies nationwide in support of an intensive crackdown on impaired driving known

The next DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint is scheduled tonight at an undisclosed location within the Lake Elsinore city limit.

In 2009 alone, 10,839 people died in crashes in which a driver or motorcycle rider was at or above the legal limit, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The age group with the highest percentage of alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes was the 21-to-24 age group, the NHTSA reported.

“All too often, innocent, law-abiding people suffer tragic consequences and the loss of loved ones due to this careless disregard for human life. Because we're committed to ending the carnage, we're intensifying enforcement during the crackdown. Since twice as many alcohol-impaired accidents occur over the weekend and four times as many occur at night, we will be especially vigilant during these high-risk times when impaired drivers are most likely to be on our roads,” said Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Marc Cloutier in a news release.

Riverside County Avoid the 30 Task Force will also deploy additional DUI Driver's License Checkpoints, Multi Agency DUI Task Force operations and local Roving DUI patrols over the Labor Day weekend.

"Our message is simple and unwavering: If we find you driving impaired, we will arrest you. No exceptions. Even if you beat the odds and manage to walk away from an impaired-driving crash alive, the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for driving while impaired can still destroy your life,” the sergeant wrote.

“Violators will face jail time, loss of their driver licenses, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Their insurance rates go up. Other financial hits include attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job or job prospects. When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators can also face tremendous personal embarrassment and humiliation,” the sergeant added.


Rob September 05, 2011 at 08:21 PM
KMS - they are not fancy, but they are facts. That they offend some is of no concern nor consequence to me. Now, if it calls them to edcuate themselves, I will be the first to help them. Again, no one is standing up in support of drunks on the road, or crack heads or illegals for that matter. We are standing up in DEFENSE OF LIBERTY! You called the stats fancy, but you do not doubt they are FACTS. Cops eat up our tax dollars and enforce laws that go well beyond the scope all to fee at the govt trough. They are no differen than the cops you in those countires you reference. Paid for loyalty not of, for and by the people, but against the people. I am no anarchist and do not belive all are bad, but they are surely over-paid and w/o question enforcing laws that violate our civil rights for one purpose today, MONEY, and to what end history tells us is something we must stand up against today, or be oppressed by tomorrow.
kms September 05, 2011 at 10:57 PM
Personal responsibility, guided by moral principles eroded our freedoms. The cycle of dependency ONCE Americans became dependent upon the Gov. people stopped caring about the morality creating new laws that infringe on our liberty and increase our dependence on Gov. I got it!
M. Lee Davis September 06, 2011 at 11:02 PM
Where did you read that?
Son of Liberty September 07, 2011 at 07:52 PM
@Davis:The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and (effects), against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.The Fourth Amendment (Amendment IV) to the United States Constitution is the part of the Bill of Rights which guards against unreasonable searches and seizures, along with requiring any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause. It was adopted as a response to the abuse of the writ of assistance, which is a type of general search warrant, in the American Revolution. Search and arrest should be limited in scope according to specific information supplied to the issuing court, usually by a law enforcement officer, who has sworn by it. The Supreme Court also held that individuals in automobiles have a reduced expectation of privacy, because vehicles generally do not serve as residences or repositories of personal effects. Vehicles may not be randomly stopped and searched; there must be probable cause or reasonable suspicion of criminal activity. Last I checked my truck had my effects in it. And at times my sleeping bag! And that has WHAT to do with your front door being " PRIVATE PROPERTY"?, Does it say in the 4th amendment, "excluding your car that carries your personal effects and papers" NO IT DOES NOT.
Son of Liberty September 07, 2011 at 08:15 PM
M.Davis: In an 8-to-1 decision, the high court sought to clarify an exception to the Fourth Amendment’s requirement that police obtain a court-authorized search warrant before entering a private home. The justices said in certain emergency circumstances a warrant is not necessary, provided that law enforcement officials act reasonably in compliance with Fourth Amendment protections and do not threaten to violate them. Yes, buddy...you are so safe on your private property. Freedom starts dying in small degrees whenever it is born, SOME PEOPLE realize it's weakness before death, many never realize it's gone even as they live in a tyranny that was once free....


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