Twelve People Nabbed at PD Checkpoint for Driving Without a License

No motorists were found to be driving drunk, police said.

Results are in for a weekend DUI checkpoint in Palm Desert, and though no one was found to be driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, a dozen motorists were arrested.

A total of 12 motorists were arrested at the Jan. 12 operation, for driving while unlicensed or on a suspended license, according to Riverside County Sheriff's Sergeant Dave Adams.

Ten vehicles were impounded during the overnight DUI/license checkpoint, Adams added.

A total of 804 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. Police screened 673 of those vehicles. Twenty-three sobriety tests were conducted, Adams said.

The operation was held on Highway 111, west of Plaza Way, and began at 9 p.m. Saturday and ended Sunday at 3 a.m.


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