Representatives from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department have confirmed that nine people were arrested on suspicion of DUI last weekend during a six-hour sweep that took place in Temecula.
Saturation patrols and checkpoints were set up throughout the county to help enforce drunk driving laws.
A total of six people were arrested and charge with driving without a license, according to reports. Riverside Sheriff’s deputies said that more than 800 trucks, cars and passenger vehicles passed through a checkpoint that was located on Rancho California Road.
Three vehicles were towed, they said, and law enforcement officials administered about a half dozen field sobriety tests.
Deputies, along with the Temecula Police Department said their goal was to increase awareness as to the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Those who are caught to be in violation of the law are arrested, booked into one of the county’s jails and may need to post bail bonds in Riverside County.
From there, the defendant will need to go to court, may need to hire an attorney and will face additional fines and penalties that could run in excess of $10,000.
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