RIVERSIDE, Ca. – A Moreno Valley man was arrested for driving under the influence, being twice over the legal limit with his two children in the car earlier this week.
Ricardo Elizarraraz III, 29, was stopped at around 1:40 p.m. by a motor officer after running a red light at Van Buren Boulevard and Blossom Center. Once stopped the officer noticed that Elizarraraz appeared to be intoxicated, leading to a field sobriety and breathalyzer test with both confirmed intoxication. Inside the vehicle with Elizarraraz were his two small children who were released to a family member. Child Protective Services was notified about the child endangerment.
Elizarraraz was arrested and booked into jail for DUI and Child Endangerment. Riverside Police officials remind drivers of the dangers and the cost of being caught driving impaired.
“Anyone caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the financial impact of an arrest to be around $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension, and other expenses, not to mention possible jail time. Prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, can impair and result in a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs,” Riverside Police officials said.
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