Ontario Police Department Holding DUI Checkpoint March 1st

February 29, 2024

Press Contact: Corporal Eliseo Guerrero, eguerrero@ontariopolice.org
Phone Number: (909) 408-1739
Date: February 28, 2024


Occurrence Date: March 1, 2024

INCIDENT: Ontario Police Department Holding DUI Checkpoint March 1st

Ontario, Calif. – The Ontario Police Department will hold a DUI Checkpoint on March 1st from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. at an undisclosed location within Ontario city limits.

Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired.

During the checkpoint, officers will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

The Ontario Police Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about driving or ”operating heavy machinery,” which includes driving a car. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.

If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home.
Drivers charged with DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.

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


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