DUI Checkpoint Results in 14 Citations Issued and One Meth Arrest

LA QUINTA — A 39-year-old Coachella was arrested March 22 for possession of methamphetamine during a routine DUI checkpoint.

Jesus Ramirez had 1.3 grams of methamphetamine in his possession when he was arrested, according    to Sgt. Wenndy Brito-Gonzalez of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office.

In addition to the meth arrest, 14 drivers were cited for being unlicensed. There were no arrests for DUI at the DUI checkpoint.

The DUI checkpoint was held at Avenue 52 X Jefferson Street from 6 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Fourteen drivers were cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed, 842 vehicles were contacted. and one person was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.

DUI checkpoint locations are determined based on reported incidents of impaired driving-related crashes. The primary purpose of DUI checkpoints is to promote public safety by taking suspected impaired drivers off roads.

Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


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