A two-week impaired-driving crackdown in Moreno Valley that ended on Labor Day netted 20 arrests, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department announced Tuesday.
The end-of-summer campaign was part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Drive Sober, or Get Pulled Over” mobilization coast to coast.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Grmusha said six of those arrested on suspicion of DUI were nabbed at a sobriety checkpoint established on Aug. 26.
He said three motorists were taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of controlled substances, while one person was arrested for being under the influence of both drugs and alcohol.
Grmusha cited statistics showing that 30% of traffic deaths in 2020 throughout California stemmed from impaired driving.
First-time DUI offenders face fines and penalties averaging $13,500, as well as a suspension of driving privileges.
Additional anti-DUI operations are planned going into the end of the year.