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.