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Five people were arrested for driving under the influence during one of the City of Lake Elsinore’s regularly scheduled checkpoints. The checkpoint took place from 7 p.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday in the area of Highway 74 at The El Toro Cutoff in Lake Elsinore, a Sheriff’s official reported.
There were 986 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint that evening and 37 of those were diverted to a secondary screening area, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s report.
Of the fifteen people given sobriety tests, five were found to be driving under the influence. Those individuals were Kimberly Golgart, 38, Lake Elsinore; Nemesiss Venagas, 24, of Perris Donald Lee Jordan, 23, of Perris; Eric Keller, 26, of Lake Elsinore; and Rodolfo Jimenez, 56, of Menifee, according to Sheriff’s Sgt. Peter Giannakakos
Giannakakos said that in addition to the drunken driving arrests, 14 Vehicles were stored or impounded for 30 days and 25 unlicensed and suspended drivers were sent to court.
The goal of the DUI checkpoint was to remove impaired and suspended drivers from the roadway and raise public awareness of drunken driving dangers. It was funded through a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.