DUI Checkpoint results in fours arrests

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Fontana Police Department
Chief William Green
Service with Integrity

Press Release


DUI Checkpoint resulted in 4 arrests

Fontana, Calif. – Fontana Police Department arrested two individuals for DUI (one for drugs and one for alcohol/drug combo), one individual for possession of narcotics for sales and took a Parolee at Large into custody while conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on Saturday, September 26, 2020.  The checkpoint was located at 17057 Foothill Blvd. between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. 

32 drivers were also cited for operating a vehicle unlicensed or with a suspended/revoked license and three additional citations were issued.

Tonight’s detail was dedicated to the memory of Angel Bravo who was killed by a drunk and drugged driver on May 14, 2017.  The defendant pled guilty to vehicular manslaughter and hit and run causing death and received a five year sentence.  Angel left behind a daughter, three sisters, a twin brother and many more family and friends.  Angel’s sister, Alex, described him as “kind, a free spirit that gave the most amazing hugs.  He was our go to guy and would give anyone the shirt off his back.”

DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests.

Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be approximately $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.

Fontana Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” Prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, can impair and result in a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs.

Fontana Police Department will be conducting additional DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols throughout the year in our ongoing commitment to take suspected impaired drivers off our streets and highways, ultimately lowering the risk for deaths and injuries.

Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


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