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Riverside County Drunk Driving

Riverside County Law Enforcement Agencies

In Riverside County, chances are, if you have been arrested for DUI or drunk driving, you were stopped by either a Riverside County law enforcement officer or by an officer of the California Highway Patrol. Either way, that law enforcement officer was specially trained to detect drivers who may be driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Some suspicious driving behaviors that could red flag you as DUI or DWI include:

  • Speeding
  • Weaving within or out of your driving lane
  • Driving too slowly
  • Rolling the car through stop signs
  • Taking your turns too widely
  • Erratic or unnecessary braking
  • Failing to follow basic driving rules (i.e., signaling, obeying traffic signals and signs, braking within a reasonable distance of an expected stop)

If an officer of the law suspects you are driving drunk in Riverside County and stops you, there are a few guidelines you should follow the could influence a more positive outcome for your DUI defense case.

  • Do not be loud, unruly, or disrespectful—only polite
  • Decline to answer questions without the presence of an attorney
  • Refuse to take any field sobriety tests. (These are not required by law)
  • Refuse to take a “handheld breath test,” unless you are under 21.
  • Do take a required “evidentiary” breath test (or a blood test) if asked to do so
  • Remember the DMV 10 Day Rule

Below are websites for many local law enforcement agencies in Riverside County that could be helpful.

Banning Police Department

See the most wanted list, employment information, press releases, contact information and find answers to common questions.

Beaumont Police Department

Learn about their livescan fingerprinting services or how to get a police report, or pay a bill online and more.

Corona Police Department

Their police directory offers contact information for all departments and you can find crime statistics, emergency information, press releases and more.

Indio Police Department

Here you’ll find contact information, can learn about community programs, see press releases and more.

Murrieta Police Department

Among many other things at this site, you can download crime prevention pamphlets, get DUI checkpoint updates, see news releases, learn about their many community programs, and get contact information.

Riverside Police Department

The Riverside County Police Department is a large metropolitan police department with 345 sworn police employees and 206 non-sworn employees. Their site offers police reports, traffic safety programs, contact information and much more.

Riverside County Sheriff's Department

Here you can search for an inmate and booking information, learn about their work release program, get contact information and more.

Riverside County Police Departments

More Information:

The 10 Day Rule
License Suspension
What to ask a DUI lawyer
The DUI process

RiversideCountyDUIinformation.com is an informational website provided by a top Riverside County DUI lawyer to help those charged with drunk driving in these Riverside County cities: Banning, Beaumont, Blythe, Calimesa, Cathedral City, Coachella, Corona, Desert Hot Springs, Hemet, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Lake, Lake Elsinore, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Norco, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Perris, Rancho Mirage, Riverside, San Jacinto and Temecula.