Friday, May 22, 2009

Some Memorial Day Weekend Checkpoints in the Inland Empire

DWI Enforcement by versageek used under a Creative Commons License

Between graduation season and the unofficial start of summer during Memorial Day weekend, there are many opportunities for alcoholic mayhem. But police in our area are doing their best to minimize the damage. The Inland Empire Crime Blog carried a press release which stated, in part:

The enforcement campaign begins Saturday night with a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint in the city of Victorville. Special DUI Saturation Patrols will be deployed in Hesperia, Apple Valley, and Adelanto.

But that same blog linked to notifications of checkpoints in other areas.

In Loma Linda, "[t]he checkpoint will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. at Redlands Blvd. near Mt.View Drive."

In Redlands, "[t]he first checkpoint is scheduled Friday, May 22, from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. on westbound Citrus Avenue west of University Street." And later, "[t]he second checkpoint will also be on Friday May 22, between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. Saturday, May 23, on northbound Orange Street south of Pearl Avenue."

In La Quinta, "[t]he La Quinta Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety and Safety checkpoint on Saturday, 05/23/2009 from 8:00 P.M. to 3:00 A.M., at a location to be announced."

Just assume that checkpoints will be EVERYWHERE over the next couple of days, and act accordingly.

P.S. Regarding graduation, the Inland Empire Crime Blog also carries this announcement of interest to Moreno Valley grads-to-be. Excerpt:

The Moreno Valley Police Department has established an “Operation Safe Graduation” twenty-four (24) hour non-emergency hotline for the anonymous reporting of events that you believe require police attention. These events include, but are not limited to, graduation parties, juvenile gatherings, fight rumors, underage drinking and drug use, gang activity or graduation disruptions.

The non-emergency Hotline Number is: 951-486-6924

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