Riverside Police Department Press Release

For Immediate Release
  Date Saturday, June 9, 2007
  Contact Sergeant Skip Showalter
  Phone (951)353-7991

DUI checkpoint has positive results

Riverside, Ca- On Friday, June 9, 2007, the Riverside Police Department conducted a checkpoint for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) at the intersection of University Avenue and Park Avenue. Several Volunteers and Explorers from the department were on hand to assist with the effort.

Between the hours of 6 PM and 12 midnight, more than 2460 vehicles drove through the checkpoint. There were two (2) subjects arrested for DUI, one-hundred-thirty-three (133) were cited for licensing, seatbelt and/or insurance violations and one-hundred-one (101) vehicles were impounded.

One subject was contacted for having an open container. When the officer attempted to conduct a pat down search for weapons, the suspect resisted by trying to pull away. As the officer tried to gain control, the suspect bit the officer’s hand causing an injury. He was then taken into custody with the assistance of other officers in the immediate area. Angel Enrique Castaneda, 24, was charged with Felony Assault on a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest in a Violent Manner, and Public Intoxication. The officer was treated and released for his injury.

Additionally, several of the vehicles were also inspected to determine if they were illegally equipped for street racing and two (2) vehicles were cited for having illegal modifications to their engines.

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