[UPDATED with 476 Arrests, More Stops Coming:] It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Checkpoints

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UPDATE, DEC. 28, 10:57 A.M.: During the first 10 days of the "Avoid the 38" campaign's Winter Holiday Anti-DUI Crackdown--which ran from 12:01 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, through midnight Sunday, Dec. 25--officers from 38 law enforcement agencies across the county arrested 476 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. During the same 10 days of 2010, 443 DUI arrests were made.




Thankfully, no DUI-related deaths have been reported.

The campaign continues with these scheduled sobriety checkpoints:

Friday: 7 p.m.-3 a.m. at 1200 E. Ball Road, Anaheim, and between the same times in Westminster. Buena Park hosts a multi-agency DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 8 p.m.-3 a.m. at Beach Boulevard and 10th Street. There's another between the same times in Huntington Beach.

A release from "Avoid the 38" notes there is also a checkpoint scheduled in Laguna Niguel. The campaign also includes these saturation patrols, where areas known to be frequented by drunken drivers are targeted:

Friday: 6:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. in Laguna Niguel; 7 p.m.-3 a.m. in La Habra; and 8 p.m.-3 a.m. in Laguna Beach.

Saturday (New Year's Eve): 7 p.m.-3 a.m. in La Habra; and 8 p.m.-3 a.m. in Westminster and Placentia.

The DUI arrest data collection will continue through midnight Sunday (Jan. 1, 2012).

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ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 16, 4:57 P.M.: Gentlemen, do not start your engines. That is, if you've had too many--and even if you aren't a gentleman--you'd be wise to call a cab, find a sober driver or start thumbing it because Orange County law enforcement agencies kick off a spate of DUI checkpoints through New Year's Eve and beyond.

Up first: Dec. 16 checkpoints in Irvine, the campus of UC Irvine, Lake Forest and La Habra. There's a bunch more in other locations around the county the night of Dec. 17.

The schedule from the countywide Avoid the 38 campaign, which includes sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols of streets known to attract drunken drivers, follows . . .

Fri., Dec. 16, DUI/drivers license checkpoint, 8 p.m.-3 a.m., Irvine

Fri., Dec. 16, DUI/drivers license checkpoint, 6 p.m.-2 a.m., Lake Forest

Fri., Dec. 16, DUI saturation patrols, 7 p.m.-3 a.m., Irvine

Fri., Dec. 16, DUI/drivers license checkpoint, 8 p.m.-3 a.m., La Habra

Fri., Dec. 16, DUI saturation patrols, 7 p.m.-3 a.m., UC Irvine

Fri., Dec. 16, Multi-agency DUI task force, 8 p.m.-3 a.m., hosted by the city of Westminster

Sat., Dec. 17, DUI saturation patrols, 7 p.m.-3 a.m., Anaheim

Sat., Dec 17, DUI saturation patrols, 8 p.m.-3 a.m., Brea

Sat., Dec 17, DUI/drivers license checkpoint, 7 p.m.-3 a.m., 1800 W. Ball Rd., Anaheim

Sat., Dec. 17, DUI/drivers license checkpoint, 8 p.m.-3 a.m., Placentia

Sat., Dec. 17, DUI/drivers license checkpoint, 8 p.m.-3 a.m., La Habra

Sat., Dec. 17, DUI saturation patrols, 8 p.m.-3 a.m., Garden Grove

Sat., Dec. 17, DUI/drivers license checkpoint, 7 p.m.-3 a.m., Imperial Hwy. and Valley View, Brea

Sat., Dec 17, DUI/drivers license checkpoint, 7 p.m.-3 a.m., Garden Grove

Sun., Dec. 18, DUI saturation patrols, 8 p.m.-3 a.m., Los Alamitos

Sun., Dec. 18, DUI/drivers license checkpoint, 8 p.m.-3 a.m., Garden Grove

Week of Dec. 19, Warrant/probation sweeps, countywide

Fri., Dec. 23, DUI saturation patrols, 8 p.m.-3 a.m., Laguna Beach

Fri., Dec. 23, DUI saturation patrols, 8 p.m.-3 a.m., Tustin

Fri., Dec. 23, DUI saturation patrols, 7 p.m.-3 a.m., Anaheim

Fri., Dec. 23, DUI saturation patrols, 7 p.m.-3 a.m., Irvine

Fri., Dec. 23, DUI/drivers license checkpoint, 8 p.m.-3 a.m., Irvine

Fri., Dec. 23, Multi-agency DUI task force, 8 p.m.3 a.m., hosted by city of Buena Park

Fri., Dec 30, DUI saturation patrols, 6 p.m.-2 a.m., Laguna Niguel

Fri., Dec. 30, DUI saturation patrols, 8 p.m.-3 a.m., Laguna Beach

Fri., Dec. 30, DUI/drivers license checkpoint, 8 p.m.-3 a.m., Huntington Beach

Fri., Dec. 30, DUI saturation patrols, 7 p.m.-3 a.m., La Habra

Fri., Dec. 30, DUI/drivers license checkpoint, 7 p.m.-3 a.m., Westminster

Fri., Dec. 30, DUI/drivers license checkpoint, 7 p.m.-3 a.m., 1200 E. Ball Rd., Anaheim

Fri., Dec. 30, Multi-agency DUI/drivers license checkpoint, 8 p.m.-3 a.m., hosted by the city of Buena Park, Beach Blvd. and 10th St.

Sat., Dec. 31, DUI saturation patrols, 7 p.m.-3 a.m., La Habra

Sat., Dec. 31, DUI saturation patrols, 8 p.m.-3 a.m., Westminster

Sat., Dec. 31, DUI saturation patrols, 8 p.m.-3 a.m., Placentia

The Orange County Sheriff's Department will also be conducting multiple DUI saturation
patrols in its contract cities throughout the winter "Avoid" period.

We'll update this post if we discover other enforcements have been added. If you hear of any, let us know in the comments section.

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cook
cook

Gregory Martin Hit by One Car and Dragged by Another; Cops Seek First Driver

Look like they missed one, bad driver, not ped

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

I was able to drank and drive...with the OCW...as my guide.

Newportblue65
Newportblue65

Don't drink and drive in Irvine. They will get you !!.......

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