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Two Arrested on Suspicion of DUI at Lake Elsinore Checkpoint

A Lake Elsinore man and a Canadian tourist were arrested at the checkpoint, in front of Lakeside High School on Riverside Drive, according to the sheriff's department.

Two motorists were arrested for suspicion of drunken driving during an overnight driver's license/sobriety checkpoint in Lake Elsinore, a sheriff's sergeant said Saturday.   

A Lake Elsinore man and a Canadian tourist were arrested at the checkpoint, in front of Lakeside High School on Riverside Drive.  It began at 7 p.m. Friday and ended Saturday at 2 a.m., said Riverside County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Peter Giannakakos.

Giannakakos said 13 vehicles were either stored overnight or impounded for 30 days. Sixteen unlicensed or suspended drivers were ordered to appear in court.

Here is the full breakdown from the checkpoint: 

  • 491 Vehicles passed through the checkpoint
  • 35 Vehicles were diverted to secondary screening
  • 6 Persons were given field sobriety tests
  • 2 DUI suspects were arrested:
    Rolando Hazzard, 35 years old, Lake Elsinore
    Glen Cameron, 74 years old, British Columbia
  • 13 Vehicles stored or impounded for 30 days
  • 16 Unlicensed and suspended drivers sent to court

  • —City News Service contributed to this report.

    ChrisG March 13, 2014 at 02:58 PM
    @offramp, the proof is out there and you can look it up yourself. I've researched this before and have based my opinion on the facts that we get way more drunk driver arrests with much less cost with roving patrols compared to checkpoints. Compare this story to the Menifee roving patrol story for one of a multitude for facts that support my point of view. Why anyone would believe checkpoints prevent more DUIs than stricter enforcement is beyond me. Your belief in that is flawed because you cannot attribute a drop in DUI rates to that one factor.
    Jimmy Dean March 13, 2014 at 03:33 PM
    Why dont you all get a room and cuddle, you know you wanna?
    Offramp March 13, 2014 at 04:56 PM
    Jimmy Dean, LOL and thank you for what I hope is capping off this endless tit-for-tat? Can I say that on Patch?
    Jimmy Dean March 14, 2014 at 10:47 AM
    You guys were almost getting as bad as Alek Hiddell and his meaningless worthless points.
    Average American March 14, 2014 at 12:20 PM
    I call bullshit on the "90 percent of California drivers support dui checkpoints" Hogwash, couldn't be true.

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