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Posted on: March 16, 2020

DUI Checkpoint resulted in two arrests

FPD Press Release

Fontana, Calif. – Fontana Police Department arrested an individual for both DUI (alcohol/drug combo) and an outstanding warrant and an additional individual on an outstanding warrant while conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The checkpoint was located at 14273 Baseline Ave. between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Tonight’s detail was dedicated to the memory of Haven Alexandria Penman, who lost her life to a DUI driver on January 18, 2013, eight days after her 13th birthday.  

In addition, 12 drivers were cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license (one of whom was suspended for DUI violations) and 5 additional citations were issued.

DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests.

Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be approximately $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.

Fontana 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.

Fontana Police Department will be conducting additional DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols throughout the year in our ongoing commitment to take suspected impaired drivers off our streets and highways, ultimately lowering the risk for deaths and injuries.

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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