Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
The Lake Elsinore Police Department conducted a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on July 31, 2015, as part of the City of Lake Elsinore’s commitment to public safety. This checkpoint was one of many that have been or will be conducted throughout the year in the city. The checkpoint was located at Mission Trail and Malaga Road in the city of Lake Elsinore. The goal of the DUI/CDL Checkpoint was to raise public awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, and remove impaired and suspended drivers from the roadway.
Arrested for Driving under the influence alcohol/drugs:
- Denise Boge – 52 years old, of Irvine, CA.
- 1389 Vehicles passed through the checkpoint.
- 78 Vehicles were diverted to secondary screening.
- 5 Persons were given field sobriety tests.
- 1 DUI suspect was arrested.
- 14 Vehicles stored or impounded for 30 days.
- 31 Unlicensed and suspended drivers sent to Court.
Alcohol and drug impaired driving cause’s serious injuries and deaths that have marred recent holiday celebrations. The Lake Elsinore Police Department is committed to working aggressively to reduce the incidence of needless tragedy that accompanies any alcohol related collision.
The 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!
Joseph Codner DUI after blowing out tire on curb
RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIF. — According to Sgt. Ken Black of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, on Friday, July 31, 2015 at about 2:52 PM, officers from the Rancho Mirage Police Department responded to a report of a single-vehicle traffic collision at the intersection of Highway 111 and Indian Trail. The investigation revealed a gray Toyota sedan was traveling west on Highway 111 when the driver drifted to the right and collided into the raised concrete curb line. This caused significant damage to the front right tire and wheel assembly and disabled his vehicle.
The driver, 50-year-old Joseph Anthony Codner of Desert Hot Springs, was determined to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. Codner was booked into the county jail in Indio after receiving a medical clearance from a local hospital.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages anyone with information about this traffic collision to contact the Palm Desert Police Department at 760-836-1600 or Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP (7867).
Go Granny, Go
Calimesa, Calif. — Police report that on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at 8:13 AM, officers from the Calimesa Police Department responded to a report of a single-vehicle traffic collision on 7th Street north of Sandalwood Drive, Calimesa. The investigation revealed the vehicle left the roadway, veered down an approximate 100-foot embankment, and rolled over onto its roof. Cal Fire personnel assisted in extracting the driver from the vehicle.
The driver, and sole occupant of the vehicle, 58-year-old Calimesa resident Barbara Morrison, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol at the time of the traffic collision. Morrison was taken to a local-area hospital as a precaution and subsequently booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Deputy Sergio Alcala from the Calimesa Police Department at 951-922-7100 or after hours and on weekends at 951-776-1099. The Calimesa Police Department urges all drivers not to drink and drive. To report suspected drunk drivers, please call 911.