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The original item was published from 2/28/2012 4:38:20 PM to 3/4/2012 12:05:00 AM.

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Posted on: February 28, 2012

[ARCHIVED] DUI Checkpoint Nets 5 Arrests in Hemet

The Hemet Police Department conducted a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on 2-24-2012 as part of the City of Hemet’s commitment to public safety.

This checkpoint was one of many that have been or will be conducted throughout the year in the City of Hemet. The location of the checkpoint was in the 300 block of S. Sanderson Ave. This location was selected due to the increased number of traffic collisions and DUI investigations. The goal of the DUI Checkpoint was to deter impaired drivers and to bring awareness to the public of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Officers passed out brochures of the new Child Safety Seat Law that began Jan 1, 2012, as well as educational brochures provided by MADD (Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers).

Officers began screening vehicles at approximately 8:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. Officers also deployed throughout the city conducting DUI saturation patrols. Checkpoint officers assisted patrol and the gang task force during a DUI hit and run collision investigation and arrested the suspect.

700 Vehicles Screened.
29 Field Sobriety Tests Administered.
31 Vehicles Went to the Secondary Screening Area.
3 DUI Suspects Arrested.
2 Arrests for Bench Warrants.
4 Vehicles Impounded for 30 days belonging to persons with suspended or revoked license.
4 Unlicensed Drivers were issued citations.
4 Suspended Drivers were issued citations.

The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!

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