DUI checkpoint planned for Lake Elsinore this weekend

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LAKE ELSINORE (CNS) – Sheriff’s deputies will be screening vehicles looking for intoxicated drivers on Saturday in Lake Elsinore, it was announced today.

A planned DUI/ driver’s license checkpoint is slated for an undisclosed location in the city between 9 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Officers will be looking for motorists driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, along with proper licensing. In recent years, California has seen an increase in drug-impaired driving crashes, according to the sheriff’s department.

Marijuana can also lead to a DUI, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs.

Those arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can spend time in jail and pay up to $13,500, including fines, fees, classes, license suspensions and other expenses.