Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Marcos Acosta
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Moreno Valley, Calif. – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office – Moreno Valley Station arrested eight drivers suspected of driving under the influence (DUI) during a nearly three-week period through Labor Day weekend.
The enforcement efforts were part of a national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization campaign, where additional officers were on patrol throughout the country to take suspected impaired drivers off the road.
In addition to patrols, the Moreno Valley Station held a DUI checkpoint on Friday August 25, 2023, leading to four DUI arrests, two drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and two drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs.
Most Californians consider drunk driving as one of their biggest traffic safety concerns, and drunk driving crashes accounted for nearly a third (32%) of all traffic deaths in the state in 2021. This equates to about four people killed every day.
First-time charges for DUI in California are an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, which could include a suspended license.
The Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Cannabis products, illicit drugs, even prescription and over-the-counter medications, may impair driving.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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