Fontana, Calif. – Fontana Police Department arrested an individual for DUI (alcohol) and another on an outstanding warrant while conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on Saturday, September 19, 2020. The checkpoint was located at 9244 Sierra Ave. between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.
Tonight’s detail was dedicated to the memory of Rebecca Barrasa, who lost her life to a DUI driver on January 11, 2018, on her way to her third day of college after graduating from Fontana High School.
32 drivers were also cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license and 18 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.