Members of The Moreno Valley Police Department Traffic Unit arrested five people for drunken driving and two people for drugged driving during one of their regularly scheduled checkpoints from 3:00 a.m. Friday until 7 p.m. today in the area of Frederick Street and Sunnymead Boulevard in Moreno Valley, a Sheriff’s official reported today.
Approximately 1,950 vehicles went through the checkpoint during the time the screening was conducted, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s report.
In addition to the seven individuals who were arrested, 44 people were cited for driving without a license or on a suspended one and 27 citations were given for vehicle code violations, according to Sheriff’s Sgt. Bill Guimont.
Guimont said the point of the checkpoint was to deter drunken and drugged individuals from getting behind the wheel in order to lower the number of DUI-related deaths and injuries that occur on the road.
The checkpoint was funded through a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).