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1 driver arrested, 285 vehicles pass during PSPD DUI checkpoint


The Palm Springs Police Department has released the results of its weekend DUI checkpoint.

During the inspection period, which took place on the 1100 block of East Tahquitz Canyon between 9:45 p.m. and 2:00 a.m., 285 vehicles were checked and one driver was arrested for allegedly operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

Two drivers were cited for operating a vehicle without a license. No vehicles were towed.

Last year, PSPD investigated 93 DUI collisions. The collisions resulted in 10 deaths and 71 injuries,

"The Palm Springs Police Department reminds drivers that 'DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.' Prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, can impair and result in a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs," read the PSPD release on the checkpoint.

The checkpoint was subsidized by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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