Sobriety Checkpoint in Anaheim and Roving Patrols for Boozy Drivers in South County Tonight

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The Anaheim Police Department is holding a sobriety checkpoint tonight through early Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Orange County Sheriff's Department has roving DUI patrols in some of the South County cities it patrols tonight.

Check after the jump for the exact locations.

The Anaheim enforcement is scheduled to run from 8 this evening through 2:30 a.m. Saturday at 700 North Magnolia Avenue (weather permitting, presumably). Drivers will be checked for signs of alcohol or drug impairments and whether they are properly licensed.

"Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 14 lives and resulted in 475 injuries to our friends and neighbors," Anaheim Police Chief John Welter says in a department-issued statement.

Deputies man roving patrols tonight in areas of Dana Point, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano that have a high incidence of DUI-related arrests and collisions, according to the sheriff's department.

Besides taking boozehounds off roads, both agencies use these operations to stress the dangers of drunken driving to the motoring public. And funding for both is provided by grants from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Scott Steele
Scott Steele

Anaheim?....Are they going to deport the illegals when they pull them over??

Hugskissesandwinks
Hugskissesandwinks

Seriously, they can't deport someone without knowing if their illegal or not. They can't ask if they have papers. This is not Arizona.

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

Only Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can deport someone, regardless of what the governments of Arizona, Georgia and Alabama would like. In those states, law enforcement officers can require people to show proof that they're in the country legally. (We'll leave aside how an American citizen would prove that, given that most people don't carry passports, birth certificates or naturalization certificates for domestic travel.)

Here in California, they cannot ask for your paperwork but they can detain you for the original crime or infraction, and then have ICE come in—and ICE can ask for your paperwork.

The big difference is that in California you have to have been doing something alleged to be criminal in order to be detained; in Arizona, Georgia and Alabama the act of being present illegally in the state is a violation of state law and cause enough for you to be detained.

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