Police arrest five alleged drunken drivers

MORENO VALLEY – Five alleged drunken drivers were arrested during an overnight sobriety checkpoint in Moreno Valley, a sergeant said on May 10.

Sheriff’s deputies set up the operation at 9 p.m. Friday, May 9 at Alessandro Blvd. and Day St. and ended it at 3 a.m. on Saturday.

A total of 1,172 vehicles passed through the checkpoint and five drivers flunked the field sobriety tests, Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Bill Guimont said.

No one was arrested for drug-related offenses but 27 drivers were arrested for driving without a license or on suspended licenses.

One person was arrested for an undisclosed offense and 17 people were cited for vehicle code violations, Guimont said.

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