One motorist arrested at Perris checkpoint

One motorist was arrested for suspected drunken driving during an overnight sobriety checkpoint in Perris, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department announced today.

Sheriff’s deputies set up their operation at 8 p.m. Saturday on Perris Boulevard near San Jacinto Avenue, and ended it at 2 a.m. A total of 321 vehicles passed through the checkpoint and 45 of them were screened, sheriff’s authorities said.

Eight drivers passed field sobriety tests, but one didn’t. Twenty motorists were cited or arrested for driving without a license and eight were cited or arrested for driving with a suspended license, the sheriff’s department said.

Five people were arrested on misdemeanor warrants and 13 vehicles were impounded and towed.

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