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Two Drivers Arrested for Alleged Drunken Driving at Lake Elsinore Checkpoint

Sheriff's deputies began their operation at 7 p.m. Friday at Mission Trail and Malaga Road, east of Interstate 15, and ended it at 2 a.m.

Two alleged drunken drivers were arrested at an overnight sobriety checkpoint in Lake Elsinore that ended early Saturday.

Sheriff's deputies began their operation at 7 p.m. Friday at Mission Trail and Malaga Road, east of Interstate 15, and ended it at 2 a.m.

A total of 538 vehicles went through the checkpoint, and only 19 of them were screened. 

Two motorists, a 24-year-old Lake Elsinore man and a 42-year-old Hemet man, flunked their field sobriety tests while 11 other motorists passed, Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Peter Giannakakos said.

Ten people were cited for driving without a license or a suspended one, and 10 vehicles were impounded and towed, Giannakakos said.


— City News Service.




Rae Anne Resident May 26, 2014 at 08:45 AM
John B is wright and that is what I was talkering about. but no Kelly and trueconserviler is all about pretendering to do a public service no matter how much it takes outter the budgert.
Philster May 26, 2014 at 02:17 PM
I originally asked the it's because I truly would like to know. I believe it a waste of money due to the fact the when the check points are set up people notify the local bars where they are located and customers are then notified. There is a phone application that pinpoint check points Hence they only arrested 2 possible DUI.....
Diana May 26, 2014 at 02:58 PM
From what I understand their justification for this is that it's funded by "Grant Money", for some reason people seem to think that Grant Money comes off the Grant Money tree, when the reality is it's just tax payers money. It is a violation of my rights, you want to catch trunk drivers then go out and do so, most everyone knows where these check points are way before you even set them up!!!!!!!!!!!!! A true waste!!
Rae Anne Resident May 26, 2014 at 03:00 PM
Diana you is a truer sage. if only more peopel was as sincible as you is.
ChrisG May 27, 2014 at 09:22 AM
Temecula was supposed to have enhanced enforcement/DUI patrols over the weekend. I will be interested to see the stats on that effort compared to the check point.

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