[UPDATED with Results:] Irvine Holds DUI Checkpoint Close to UCI

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UPDATED, MAY 9, 8:39 A.M.: Besides reporting no significant traffic delays, the Irvine Police Department released the following statistics from Friday night's sobriety checkpoint at Campus Drive and Bridge Road:
 
Vehicles stopped: 545
Sobriety tests: 9
DUI arrests: 2
Citations issued: 10

ORIGINAL POST, MAY 6, 8:57 A.M.: The Irvine Police Department holds a sobriety checkpoint tonight at the intersection of Campus Drive and Bridge Road.

That's at the center of where UC Irvine, University Town Center, the Mesa Court apartments and thousands of young adults meet.

Which is precisely why cops picked the spot.

"In 2009, drivers between the ages of 21 and 24 were responsible for 34% of fatal crashes with blood alcohol content (BAC) levels of .08 or higher (the same as 2008 and up from 31% in 2007)," reads an IPD statement.

As in other cities that check for DUI and unlicensed drivers, the operation is funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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Jason
Jason

I'm no research expert or anything, but I don't think many 21-24 year olds are making their way to or from Mesa Court. Nor will you find drunken students hanging out at UTC before midnight, unless their shit is weak. I also don't think flocks of drunk people are going to be craving overprice cha for tea, either. Post up outside Jack in the Box down the street and there's a gold mine waiting.

Or the Diamond Jamboree plaza. Asian drivers there seem to have no problem causing nearly-fatal car accidents there at all hours of the day, absent inebriation.

Guest
Guest

They're Asians -- they'll be home studying.

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