Three drunken drivers arrested at checkpoint

A sobriety checkpoint in Menifee Friday night led to the arrests of five people.

Among the five taken into custody, three were suspected drunken drivers.

According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, a fourth motorist was arrested for possessing methamphetamine and a second driver was arrested for a domestic violence warrant.

Sheriff’s deputies began their concentrated watch for drunken drivers at 8 p.m. Friday. The checkpoint ended at 3 a.m. after 54 vehicles were stopped and 12 drivers took field sobriety tests.

In addition to the five drivers who were arrested, four other drivers were cited for driving on a suspended license, according to the sheriff’s department.

One Response to "Three drunken drivers arrested at checkpoint"

  1. A 54 yr old Grandmother   August 9, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Great JOB Police~~ at the check point!! Those of you reading this need to put some comments for our police doing a good job taking these people off the streets so they didnt kill someone, maybe even someone close to you. We all know this is a terrible problem in our local cities and it has to be addressed. The more the local police and Sheriff has been addressing these issues with traffic violations and drunks the less and less accidents, murders we are having.
    3 drunks, 1 for possession of meth, 1 for a warrant, 4 for suspended licenses~~ It doesnt show if there was any tickets for vehicle repairs, or some other violations.

    54 pulled over and 12 given sobriety test is good stats.


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