DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint Results

Agency: Eastvale Police
Station Area: Jurupa Valley
Written Date: December 17, 2017 Time: 4:00 AM
Incident Date: December 16, 2017 Time: 7:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Incident Location: Hamner Avenue and Citrus Street, City of Eastvale
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Justin Rowan
File Number(s): Numerous

Eastvale, CA – The Eastvale Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Saturday, December 16, 2017, near the intersection of Hamner Avenue and Citrus Street, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.
Driving under the influence of alcohol can have deadly, devastating consequences. Nationally in 2016, 37,461 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes, and 28 percent (10,497) died in crashes where a driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over the limit of .08. California reported 1,059 DUI deaths at .08 or above.
In recent years, California has seen an increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. The Eastvale Police Department supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana use can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.
“Two simple words can keep your holiday festivities safe – plan ahead,” said OTS Director Rhonda Craft. “Before you head out to any celebration, plan how you are getting home safely. If you are drinking, that means knowing what sober driver or service will be using.”
Results:
• 668 Vehicles screened
• 4 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested
• 8 Drivers cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
• 8 Citations issued
• 3 Vehicles towed
Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or “DDVIP,” free mobile app for Android or iPhone. The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more.
Funding for this DUI operation is provided to your Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-