Another Four Drivers Nabbed on DUI Charges at Second Palm Desert Checkpiont
As part of the Avoid the 30 Labor Day reporting period crackdown, the Palm Desert Police Department hosted two DUI checkpoints this weekend and arrested a total of 8 drivers on drunk/drugged driving charges.
Four people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol at this weekend's second DUI operation, police reported Monday.
The driver's license/DUI checkpoint was held Saturday night into early Sunday morning, on Highway 111, west of Deep Canyon, according to Sheriff's Sgt. Dave Adams.
"The objective of this DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint was to lower DUI deaths and injuries within the City of Palm Desert," Adams said, adding that the location was chosen because it provided "...the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public."
A total of 876 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, 801 of which were screened, according to Adams. From there, 27 field sobriety tests were conducted, and four of those screened were ultimately arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Adams said.
Another six drivers were arrested for driving without a license. Four vehicles were towed, the sergeant said.