Temecula Sheriff’s deputies plan sobriety checkpoint in coming weeks

Sheriff’s deputies plan on keeping an eye out for drunken drivers in two weeks during a sobriety checkpoint in Temecula, a sergeant said today.

Deputies will set up their operation at 9 p.m. June 21 at an undisclosed part of the city. The checkpoint will end at 3 a.m. the next day, Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Joe Greco said.

Deputies plan on checking drivers for their licenses and watch for any signs of drunken driving, Greco said.

2 Responses to "Temecula Sheriff’s deputies plan sobriety checkpoint in coming weeks"

  1. Resident   June 10, 2014 at 10:27 am

    I appreciate these checkpoints, as we have a new driver in our family and I want all of our kids to be safe.
    I will say, though, that the last checkpoint we stumbled upon completely shut down at 10pm and let everyone through. This was a Friday night on Winchester Road. I would imagine the people under the influence are not heading home any earlier than 10pm, so why did they close down so early?

  2. Because   June 11, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    It’s sobriety check point in name only. The idea is to do searches without a warrant or probable cause. DUI is the excuse. They can ticket you for anything and they will. The sheriff’s department has become a fiefdom under Sniff. The majority voted him back in so sit down shut up and take it. You can forget about a CCW as he will deny it. Personal protection is not a reason to get a CCW in Riverside County. You will have to wait until the courts override this un-American despot. The board of supes will do nothing to reign him in and they will only praise what a great job he is doing. Meanwhile, if you mouth off to a deputy you will get arrested for a 148. You have no right to an opinion with a Riverside County Sheriff deputy.


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