One DUI Arrest In An 8-Hour Sobriety Checkpoint In Rancho Mirage

On Friday January 12th, 2023, deputies set up a DUI checkpoint along Highway 111 near Library Way in Rancho Mirage. 

They were there from 6  at night until 2 o’clock Saturday morning.

During that time, only one person was arrested for drunk driving.  One person was arrested on an outstanding warrant, and 2 people were arrested for driving on a suspended license.

27 drivers were cited for driving without a license or with a suspended or revoked license. 13 additional citations were issued for drivers whose vehicles had safety violations.

1,318 vehicles drove through the checkpoint.  That’s about 164 vehicles per hour.


Drunk Driver being pulled over by police.

Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR