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DUI Checkpoint Nets 1 DUI Arrest

By Michael Farcas
Colton Police Department
2021-01-05 at 17:00:30

COLTON – Colton Police Department had 1 DUI related arrest while conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on December 26, 2020. The checkpoint was on La Cadena Dr south of La Loma Street between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

In addition, 6 drivers were cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license. DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests.

Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be approximately $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses, not to mention possible jail time.

Colton Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, can impair and result in a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs.

Colton Police Department will be conducting another DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint that will be announced at a later time. It is the Colton Police Department's ongoing commitment to take suspected impaired drivers off our streets and highways, ultimately lowering the risk for deaths and injuries.

Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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