Warning: St. Patrick's Day Weekend Sobriety Checkpoints in Mission Viejo and Buena Park

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Drink your green beer with the Jameson shot add-ons, but be aware that the coppers are roaming the streets with extra vigor this weekend.

Sobriety checkpoints are scheduled tonight in Mission Viejo and Saturday night in Buena Park.

Meanwhile, officers from the CHP, sheriff's department and various police agencies will be patrolling OC "hot spots" that routinely produce drunken driving wrecks and arrests.

The Sheriff's Department, which contracts police services in Mission Viejo, will set their DUI checkpoint up somewhere in the South County city. It's scheduled to run from 6 tonight through 2 a.m. Saturday.

The following night, the Buena Park Police Department does the same at Beach Boulevard and 10th Street, from 7 p.m. Saturday through 2 a.m. Sunday.

Motorists will be checked for signs of impairment as well as whether they have valid drivers licenses.

The "Avoid the 38" Orange County DUI Task Force cites California Office of Traffic Safety stats that show during the St. Patrick's Day period last year, three people were killed and 96 were seriously injured in traffic accidents across California involving at least one driver or motorcyclist who blew .08 percent or higher.

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Dennjennk
Dennjennk

I've never understood why the news media or in this case OC Weekly bothers to tell people of any sobriety checkpoints currently out there or scheduled in the future. The purpose is to catch intoxicated drivers right? So if you tell them where the checkpoints are, these idiots would just find a way different route and would never get taken off the road. OCW, you are not doing us any favor with this article

Dyvan02
Dyvan02

Its kinda so sober people can avoid traffic, give and take id say

orange2001
orange2001

Agreed. I, personally, hate going thru checkpoints and have issues with the hidden agendas behind the checkpoints--but that's another issue.  I think it also serves as a warning to those that will be drinking, to be careful and NOT to drink in excess.

I'm glad the OCR decided to give everyone a head's up.

Eddie Banuelos
Eddie Banuelos

be carefuill all you irsidh pepps for a day dont have too much green beeer

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