Three people were arrested in Riverside County as a result of two DUI checkpoints, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department announced Saturday.
One of the checkpoints was located on Railroad Canyon Road and Church Street in Lake Elsinore between 8 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday. A total of 1,123 cars were screened at the checkpoint, and two people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
The second checkpoint was located at Highway 111 and Eldorado Drive in Indian Wells from 6 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday. One person was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence out of 878 screened vehicles, authorities said.
“DUI checkpoint locations are determined based on reported incidents of impaired driving-related crashes,” sheriff’s officials said.
Funding for both checkpoints was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.