Results of the 29 Palms DUI Checkpoint
Twentynine Palms, CA – Twentynine Palms Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on August 23, 2014, at Twentynine Palms Hwy and Estrella Ave between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.
DUI/Drivers License checkpoints have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries. A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent. Ninety Percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints.
Wayne Tsosie, 26 years old, residing in Twentynine Palms was arrested for suspected DUI.
Tela Lynn Campbell, 26 years old was found to have a felony warrant when she drove through the checkpoint. She was arrested and transported to the Morongo Basin Jail where she is being held without bail for dangerous drug possession.
Campbell’s passenger in the vehicle, Reanna Rumfelt, 19 years old was also found to have a misdemeanor warrant. Rumfelt was also arrested and transported to the Morongo Basin Jail where she is being held with bail set at $20k for being under the influence of a controlled substance.
- 847 Vehicles Screened
- 1 DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested
- 0 DUI-Drug impaired suspects arrested
- 1 Suspects arrested for illegal drugs (possession/transportation/sales)
- 4 Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked
- 0 Arrested on other Criminal Charges
- 4 Citations issued
Yucca Valley PD will be conducting another DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint or DUI saturation Patrol in the near future in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.
The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1!