The Menifee Police Department Traffic Unit arrested two people for driving under the influence and cited 10 others for driving without a proper license between 8:00 p.m. Saturday and 2:00 a.m. today at a drug and alcohol checkpoint in the area of Scott Road and Haun Road in Menifee, a Sheriff’s official reported today.
During the hours the checkpoint was in operation, police officials screened 936 vehicles. Of those vehicles, 50 were sent to secondary screening areas and 18 drivers were given field sobriety tests. No drivers were arrested for suspicion of driving while under the influence of a drug, but two were arrested for suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol.
One grandmother, who was arrested for DUI, was also charged with child endangerment because she was driving two of her grandchildren while impaired, according to Sgt. J.P. Strang.
The children were later released to Child Protective Services, Strang said.
10 other drivers were cited or arrested for driving without a license or driving on a suspended one. Additionally, two two drivers who were checked had arrest warrants in their name, according to Strang.
This checkpoint was established to deter drunk drivers from getting on the road and to limit the number of drug and alcohol-related crashes that happen in the area. It was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.