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Murrieta police arrest woman for DUI

On Friday night, a woman was arrested for driving under the influence after a Murrieta gas station clerk called the police.

According to Murrieta police Sgt. Jay Froboese, Murrieta police responded to Circle K, 39850 Los Alamos Road at about 10 p.m. where the woman had reportedly been attempting to put gas in her vehicle for fifteen minutes. Froboese said, “The clerk called us because they thought there may have been something medically wrong with her”.

3 police officers who arrived at the scene were assigned to conduct a DUI saturation patrol within the city. Police said the woman’s field sobriety test showed that she was “extremely intoxicated”. Police told that she was booked at Southwest Detention Center which is located near Murrieta.

The name of the woman was not released by the police.

Froboese said thanks to the funding for the extra staffing that was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety because due to that funding, Murrieta police officers are able to conduct the saturation patrols twenty weekends of the year. He also said that the department has a traffic officer; his responsibility is patrolling for impaired drivers from Wednesday to Saturday nights. According to him, the position of that traffic officer was again brought back in an effort to decrease the accidents related to drunk driving and drugged driving.

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