DUI Saturation Patrol Nets 1 Arrest
Perris, CA – Perris Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI Saturation Patrol on Sunday, 01/24/16, between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. High visibility DUI enforcement efforts have a deterrent effect lowering the incidents of impaired driving and will continue thanks to special funding for extra officers to patrol for this deadly crime.
This DUI saturation patrol resulted in the following:
- 21 – Vehicle enforcement stops
- 1 – Driver was given field sobriety tests
- 1 – Pedestrian was arrested for public intoxication
- 6 – Drivers were cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed
- 11 – Citations issued
- 6 – Vehicles were towed
A pedestrian, 51-year-old Kenneth Rolls of Perris, was contacted near a Chevron gas station on Perris Blvd. Rolls was determined to be intoxicated to the extent he was unable to care for his safety. Rolls was taken into custody for public intoxication and booked at the Southwest Detention Center. Another pedestrian had been killed in a traffic collision the previous year at this same location.
During this operation, the Perris Traffic units heard several gunshots from a local restaurant while on a traffic stop. Traffic units responded to the area and located several gunshot victims. This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should contact the Riverside County Central Homicide Unit.
Law Enforcement emphasizes the preventable nature of drunk driving reminding everyone that all it takes is a little planning ahead. Designate a sober driver or call a cab. But whatever you do, don’t drink and drive. The California Office of Traffic Safety DDVIP (Designated Driver VIP) mobile app is now available for free download on iOS and Android devices. Launched last year, the new DDVIP app offers enhanced features, allowing users to “Map a Spot” with their current location to find DDVIP partnering establishments in their area or a “List of Spots” to search all participating bars and restaurants throughout California. Users will be offered free incentives at each bar to celebrate their life saving role. They can stay up-to-date with the latest from DDVIP and see what other users are saying via its social tab. Also through the app, for those who want to imbibe but also make it a point to plan ahead, users can easily order a sober ride from Uber, Lyft or Curb – all from one screen.
Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of their DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.
Perris PD will continue to conduct DUI Saturation Patrols and DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints in the Department’s ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon the city’s streets and highways.
The DUI Saturation Patrol was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the