MORENO VALLEY (CBS) —  Deputies arrested nine people, including eight for suspicion of drunken driving, during overnight checkpoints in Moreno Valley and Perris, sheriff’s department spokesmen said Saturday.

Moreno Valley police set up blockades at Eucalyptus Avenue and Day Street from 8:30 p.m. Friday until 2:30 a.m. today, and made six drunken driving arrests and one felony drug arrest, said Sgt. Jim Bengston.

There were 1,022 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint, with nine vehicles towed, 42 citations issued for vehicle code violations and five drivers cited for driving unlicensed or with a suspended license, according to Bengston.

“Checkpoints at various times throughout the year are conducted to reduce drunken driving and apprehend drivers with suspended and/or revoked licenses,” Bengston said.

Deputies at an undisclosed location in Perris made two drunken driving arrests during the checkpoint from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, according to Sgt. Dan Lingo.

Ten vehicles were stopped, with six citations issued, four vehicles towed and four unlicensed and suspended drivers sent to court, Lingo said.

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Comments (5)
  1. Amy says:

    Waste of taxpayer money. It costs taxpayers an average of $5000.00 to arrest any person for any crime. And that DOESN’T include prosecuting them if they plea not guilty. Just like female street prostitutes (I’m one of them). Every time I get arrested I go to jail for a few days and when I get out go back on the streets. It’s a never ending cycle of wasting taxpayer money on arrested a person who is going to keep doing the same thing because the money is so good. I make an average of $500.00 of cash per day…that’s around $10,000 of tax-free cash per month working only 5 days per week! There’s doctors and lawyers who wish they made that much. Point being, making $10K per month for spreading my legs for a few minutes with men is worth getting arrested over and over again. Just being totally honest =) *Oh and for all you women out there thinking of doing this…only white or hispanic girls make this much…black women (regardless of how cute they look) make A LOT less money…that’s just the way it goes in this business

  2. rita walters says:

    Who do you think ‘most’ black males would prefer: a resemblance to michele obama or a resemblance to britney spears??

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