Forty people were arrested on suspicion of various offenses, including drunk driving, during a driver’s license and sobriety checkpoint in Riverside, a police sergeant said Saturday.
The Riverside City Police Department conducted the checkpoint between 9 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday at La Sierra Avenue near Cochran Avenue.
Of the 808 drivers screened, eight people were arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, said Sgt. Ryan Wilson.
In addition, 31 people were either cited or arrested for driving unlicensed or with a suspended license and 32 citations were issued for various other vehicle code violations, he said.
On person was also arrested for an outstanding felony warrant. In total, 40 people were arrested, according to Wilson.
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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