PERRIS (CBS) — Five people were arrested and 43 vehicles were impounded during a DUI checkpoint in Perris, the sheriff’s department reported Sunday.

The operation was held Saturday starting at 8 p.m. at an undisclosed location. There were 1,470 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint and 107 went through a secondary check, according to the report.

Deputies conducted 18 sobriety checks and issued 32 citations for unlicensed drivers, eight for suspended licenses and four for child safety seat violations, the report said.

Checkpoints are funded by a grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Comments (6)
  1. Xen says:

    Those idiots never learn

    1. Please says:

      How’s the air up there on yoru high horse?

  2. The Big Logic says:

    Nigra, Mex, civilzed…break it down…..Inquiring minds want to know.

  3. bounce says:

    32 out of 107 weren’t licensed? That’s a scary number!

  4. krg says:

    32 unlicensed drivers at ONE checkpoint? That would mean 32 uninsured drivers as well because I doubt insurance is going to pay for an accident involving someone who isn’t driving legally to begin with. The last time I was in a courtroom the judge cut the fine in half for someone who had no license and sent him on his way. So exactly what is it they should learn? Easy. Come to Cali and do whatever you want, no one is going to hold you responsible anyway.

  5. Ron says:

    Nice work. It sounds like they should do this every week, until those numbers come way down.

    Did anyone check to see how many of them are illegal?

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