Cathedral City Police Department Press Release

Dui/driver License Checkpoint Results

Contact: Sergeant Jeffrey Barnett (760) 770-0381, email:
Type of Case: DUI/Driver License Checkpoint

Date/Time: January 20, 2023, 6:00 pm until 2:00 am
Location of Occurrence: East Palm Canyon Drive/A Street


Cathedral City Police Department conducted a DUI/Driver License Checkpoint on January 20, 2023, on eastbound East Palm Canyon Drive/ A Street, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.

The results of the checkpoint are:

  • 1254 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint.
  • 439 vehicles were screened.
  • 1 driver arrested for DUI.
  • 1 driver arrested for driving on a suspended license.
  • 1 passenger cited for open container.
  • 7 drivers cited for driving without a license.
  • No vehicles were towed.

Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired. During the checkpoint, officers look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to Cathedral City Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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