Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Contact Sergeant Skip Showalter
Phone (951) 826-5147

DUI Checkpoint Announced

Riverside, Ca- On Friday, August 25, 2006, the Riverside Police Department will conduct a checkpoint for Driving Under the Influence (DUI). In addition to checking for impaired drivers, officers will be inspecting vehicles to determine if they have been illegally equipped for street racing. The checkpoint will be set up on University Avenue at Douglass Avenue between the hours of 6 PM and 12 midnight.

The City of Riverside has experienced six (6) DUI-related traffic fatalities so far in 2006. We encourage everyone to use a designated driver and not drink and drive.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency.