Chino: Ten Arrests At DUI Checkpoint

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DUI Checkpoint

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Chino – A DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint this past weekend resulted in ten arrests in the City of Chino. The checkpoint took place from 8 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 21, to 3 a.m. on Sun., Dec. 21, in the 4200 block of Edison Avenue.

Over 1,100 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, resulting in five subjects being arrested for DUI, and five subjects arrested for outstanding warrants, according to a City of Chino news release. In addition, 17 citations were issued for various offenses – including 12 citations for unlicensed/suspended drivers – and six vehicles were towed.

According to the City of Chino, the purpose of this checkpoint is to educate the public, arrest impaired drivers who are operating vehicles while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, cite unlicensed drivers, and to reduce the number of victims killed or injured in alcohol-related collisions.

Chino Police Chief, Karen Comstock, stated in the news release, “It is imperative that individuals be responsible when consuming alcohol or taking medication that may cause them to drive impaired. Always have a designed driver and know the phone numbers to local companies who can help you get to your destination safely without putting the community at risk.”

The Chino Police Department encourages the community to call 911 to report suspected drunk drivers.

This checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For more information regarding traffic enforcement and driver education programs, contact the Traffic Services unit at (909) 334-3073.