Menifee: Police officers arrest six during DUI saturation patrol

Menifee police officers arrested six people for driving under the influence and towed six vehicles during the course of one of their regularly scheduled DUI saturation patrols from 7:00 p.m. Saturday until 3:00 a.m. today at various locations throughout the City of Menifee.

There were 15 vehicles stopped over the course of the evening by officers on patrol and the 12 of the 15 drivers of those vehicles were asked to perform standard field sobriety tests, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s report.

Of the six people found to be driving under the influence, four were driving impaired from alcohol and two were driving impaired from drug use, according to Sheriff’s Sgt. Jay Strang.

Strang said the checkpoint was conducted to curtail the number of alcohol- and drug-related accidents that occur on the road.

The saturation patrol was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

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