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6 driving under the influence arrests in Menifee DUI Saturation Patrol

Riverside County Sheriff Patrol Car

Riverside County Sheriff Patrol Car

Once again, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office proves DUI Saturation patrols worth their weight. The March 1, 2014 DUI saturation operation resulted in the following:

  • 44 vehicles were stopped
  • 21 drivers were given standardized field sobriety tests
  • 1 drivers were arrested for DUI – drug
  • 5 drivers were arrested for DUI – alcohol
  • 4 drivers were cited for driving with a suspended license

Funding for this program is from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

According to the report from Sgt. Strang, “Officers from the Menifee Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Team conducted a DUI saturation patrol on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.”

Officers sought out alcohol and drug-impaired drivers throughout the streets of Menifee in the Department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign.

“The Menifee Police Department will continue to conduct DUI checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols in an on-going effort to deter drunk/drugged driving and keep our streets safe.  Please, always designate a sober driver.” Strang said. “This was a ‘Zero Tolerance’ crackdown. Always designate a sober driver.”

After falling dramatically for five straight years, figures for 2012 show an increase to 802 deaths because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 6 lives and resulted in 38 injury crashes harming 46 of our friends and neighbors.

DUI can impact the economy in addition to the pain and suffering of those immediately affected.   Conservatively, a fatality has a $1.4 million impact, an injury $70,000, and a crash that only damages property averages nearly $9000.

Funding for this program is from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Report Drunk Drivers, Call 911!

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About Ashley Ludwig

Ashley Ludwig is an Editor for Patch News, Orange County and Los Angeles. She is also an inspirational romantic suspense author.

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