Three arrested for driving under influence over weekend
Two people were arrested for driving under the influence by officers conducting a grant-funded DUI/drivers license checkpoint in the southbound lanes of Cajon Street at Cypress Avenue over the weekend. Another driver was arrested by patrol officers for DUI following a collision shortly before the checkpoint was scheduled to begin.
Shortly after midnight, Saturday, Jan. 19, officers arrested 31-year-old Manuel Prado, of San Bernardino, for driving under the influence. Prado was also cited for driving on a suspended license.
About an hour later officers responded to a two-car collision at the intersection of Redlands Boulevard and Alabama Street. Police arrested 36-year-old Mitchell Steven Pace, of Yucaipa, for driving under the influence.
A total of 49 vehicles passed through the checkpoint between 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, and 3 a.m. Saturday.
At about 9 p.m. Friday, an hour before the scheduled checkpoint, patrol officers responded to a two-vehicle collision at University Street and Citrus Avenue. The vehicles collided when the driver of a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta attempted a left turn onto Citrus in front of a 2010 Kia 4-door sedan traveling north on University. The driver of the Kia and a passenger in the Volkswagen were both treated for complaint of pain. The driver of the Volkswagen, 45-year-old Darrell Eugene Floyd, of San Bernardino, was arrested for driving under the influence.
Funding for the sobriety checkpoint was provided to the Redlands Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to continue to work together to bring an end to these tragedies. If you see a Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1.