California: Cinco de Mayo found four boozing bozos given free rooms at the slammer; Edgar Castro was first!

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Cinco de Mayo DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint
Agency: Coachella Police
Station Area: Thermal
Written Date: May 3, 2016 Time: 11:35 p.m.
Incident Date: May 5, 2016 Time: 7:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Incident Location: Undisclosed
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Tim White
File Number(s): Various

Edgar Castro led the list for Cinco De Mayo DUI arrests by Coachella Police 050516

Alex Castro Ramirez DUI arrest on C de Mayo 050516 Coachella Police

Fortino Morales DUI arrest by Coachella Police Calif 050516

Robert Luna DUI Coachella C d Mayo arrest 050516

Checkpoint Results:

On Thursday, May 5, 2016, beginning at 7:00 PM, the Coachella Police Department conducted a DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint in the area of Ave 50 and Van Buren Street.  Approximately 420 vehicles passed through the checkpoint; thirty-one vehicles were diverted to secondary screening.

  • Four drivers were arrested for drunk or drugged driving
  • Five drivers were cited for driving without a valid driver’s license
  • One driver was cited for driving on a suspended license
  • Three vehicles were towed
  • Three vehicles were released to a driver with a valid license.
    • Edgar Castro, age 24 of Coachella was arrested for DUI with a B.A.C greater than .08%
    • Robert Luna, age 41 of Coachella was arrested for DUI drugs
    • Fortino Morales, age 29 of Coachella, was arrested for DUI drugs and for driving on a suspended license for DUI
    • Alex Castro Ramirez, age 20 of Indio, was arrested for DUI drugs

    Statistics show that alcohol and drug impaired driving can lead to serious injury and/or death. The City of Coachella and the Coachella Police Department remain steadfast in its effort of reducing driver-impaired traffic collisions within the city while increasing public safety and public awareness.

    This checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!

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