Grant-funded traffic efforts result in 6 DUI arrests, other citations
Six people were arrested for driving under the influence during a sobriety checkpoint in the eastbound lane of Citrus Avenue between the north and south campuses of Redlands High School Friday. An additional sobriety checkpoint is scheduled on Friday, Nov. 16.
A total of 165 vehicles passed through the grant-funded checkpoint between 10 p.m. Nov. 9 and 3 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. In addition to the six DUI arrests, two drivers were cited for driving with suspended licenses and another was cited for driving without a license or insurance.
On Monday, Nov. 12, police conducted a grant-funded traffic enforcement operation on Sunset Drive North, San Mateo Street, Alabama Street, Redlands Boulevard, University Street, Citrus Avenue, Lugonia Avenue and Church Street. Officer cited 33 drivers including 19 who failed to stop at a stop sign; four for speeding; three for talking on a cell phone; and one for texting. Another driver was cited for running a red light; one for driving without a license; and another for driving without insurance. Two drivers were cited for failure to yield; and another for failing to signal. Officers on grant-funded overtime also assisted with a robbery investigation that resulted in one arrest and recovery of a vehicle stolen in San Bernardino.
A sobriety checkpoint is scheduled beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, through 3 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in the northbound lanes of Orange Street between Stuart and Pearl avenues.
On Monday, Nov. 19, officers will conduct targeted enforcement looking for distracted drivers talking on cell phones, texting, running stop signs and red lights, speeding and failing to yield to pedestrians and other vehicles.
Funding for these enforcement programs comes from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.