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Temecula checkpoint nets zero drunken drivers

Saturday, August 16th, 2014
Issue 33, Volume 18.
Michelle Mears-Gerst

The Riverside County Sheriff department held a sobriety checkpoint Friday evening. According to police, zero drunken drivers were found at the checkpoint held in the 28700 block of Old Town Front Street in Temecula.

The checkpoint began operations Friday evening at 7 p.m. and ended at 1 a.m. Saturday.

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motorist was cited or arrested for allegedly driving on a suspended license," said Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Joe Greco.

A total of 624 vehicles passed through the checkpoint and 613 of them were pulled over. Thirty-four drivers were screened, Greco said. No vehicle was impounded or towed during the federally funded checkpoint.



Comment Profile ImageLee Chew
Comment #1 | Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 6:20 am
Everybody knew were the check point was so the drunks just avoided the area. I'm sure the local bars etc in old town took a 50% hit in business due to the check-point. I know the owner of a club and they told all customers of the check point while ordering drinks.

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