One suspected DUI driver was arrested while another motorist was picked up on a felony warrant during a checkpoint in Palm Desert over the weekend, officials said Tuesday.
Deputies conducted the checkpoint from 7 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday in the area of Cook Street and Country Club Drive, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputy Varon Potter said four drivers were also cited for allegedly operating a vehicle unlicensed. Potter said 745 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, and 236 of the vehicles were screened for possible DUI.
Checkpoint locations are chosen based on historical data related to DUI crashes and arrests.
Drivers arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can spend time in jail and pay up to $13,500, including fines, fees, classes, license suspensions and other expenses.
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