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Lake Elsinore Police Arrest One Driver at DUI Checkpoint

Officers stopped drivers on Corydon Road Friday night, looking for signs of impairment and checking driver's licenses.

Lake Elsinore police conducted a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Corydon Road east of Palomar Street Friday night, resulting in one driver arrested for suspicion of DUI.

The checkpoint operated from 7 p.m. until 2 a.m., according to Sgt. Peter Giannakakos. Of the 999 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint, 23 were sent to a secondary-inspection area for further evaluation. Two drivers were given field sobriety tests.

Four vehicles were towed and impounded for 30 days and multiple drivers were cited for driving on a suspended license or without a license. The driver arrested for suspicion of DUI was a 52-year-old man from Murrieta.

The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Roberto February 04, 2013 at 01:36 AM
What a waste of TAX dollars...
Tell it like it is February 04, 2013 at 06:16 AM
Hey Roberto, anytime you wanna slap a uniform on and even go out and attempt to the job we do, then be my guest. Until then I suggest you still flapping your gum. Further more, you'll be glad your tax dollars are at work one day when a drunk takes out one of your family members or friends, or maybe not so glad when you get caught perhaps.
Roberto February 04, 2013 at 11:35 AM
You go ahead and DO your job instead of playing on the computer. Sitting at a blockade catching one drunk driver opposed to policing isn't nothing but waste of time.
Tell it like it is February 04, 2013 at 04:44 PM
Well Roberto, like you obviously, I get days off, and from time to time, spend time on social media. Sounds like you and Mr. Resident are frustrated about checkpoints. You guys should voice your concerns to the Office of Traffic Safety. With regards to the checkpoints they are set in consistency with the law, in that the public must know where they are at and signs must also be posted prior to entering. Yet still drunks and unlicensed members of society still come in for a visit. Someday they'll learn I guess!

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