Santa Ana Cops Hold Checkpoint Tonight

Categories: DUI-yi-yi

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The Santa Ana Police Department holds a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 9 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday.

Where?

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It'll be in the area of 500 W. First St., which if memory serves would put it around Ross Street, which is stumbling distance from one or seven downtown spots that have served me some mighty ice cold brewskis.

So consider yourself warned.

The department swears the goal is to deter impaired driving, not increase arrests. "The checkpoint will be staffed by officers trained in the detection of alcohol and drug impairment to provide on-the-spot assessments of drivers suspected of alcohol or drug impairment," reads their release.

So, uh, consider yourself warned-er.

Funding comes from a grant by the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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27 comments
g.judd1111
g.judd1111

Keep in mind if they pick you to pick on that ANY drug in your system prescription or otherwise will get you busted.

Janina Uhmm
Janina Uhmm

Hell yeah.. they specifically keep an eye out for those :\

Janina Uhmm
Janina Uhmm

Just like they swear to "Protect & Serve" ;)

Sun King
Sun King

Isaac & Henry, Two Thumbs Up For The Post. "4 Those About 2 Rock, We Salute You, S.A.P.D."

Henry Alejo
Henry Alejo

Drink and Drive go to jail,have someone drive for you,and have more fun jail is not fun.

Isaac Thompson
Isaac Thompson

Let's warn everyone, so drunk drivers can avoid being arrested. Great idea!

studlawyer88
studlawyer88

That's OK, I always have one of my hos drive

Geof Dail
Geof Dail

Riiiiiiiight. They're ONLY concerned about the general safety, not generating revenue...

Tom Slick Pearson
Tom Slick Pearson

Determent via arrests, and yes, they can and usually will have motorcades standing by to chase down u-turners.... They justify it by claiming suspicious behavior.

Ramzy Earle
Ramzy Earle

Need to get those dangerous, poor choicers, off of CA streets. They need to use public trans if they want to drink.

Aleksandar Petrovic
Aleksandar Petrovic

Can they chase you down if you deliberately stop, and turn away from the check point? Before pulling up into the line.

Rebecka Virag
Rebecka Virag

End of the month, gotta meet those quotas...

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