Santa Ana Holds Checkpoint Saturday Night

Categories: DUI-yi-yi

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This just in:

The Santa Ana Police Department is conducting a DUI checkpoint from 9 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday.

Where?

Near the 2400 block of W. Fifth St., silly, where else?

Actually, isn't that close to the Goodwill Store where I take my tax-deductible charitable items? Or is it a few blocks from there? The 2400 block sounds familiar.

Santa Ana cops say they are doing this because such ops deter drunken driving. It's funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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5 comments
Jonathan Taylor
Jonathan Taylor

I know someone who was recently charged with DUI for 0.04%. That was literally one beer two hours earlier, with a meal. Cops can now pretend you're "impaired" and charge you with even this negligible amount of alcohol in your system. DUI laws and enforcement is just another money-maker for cops. EFFECTIVE enforcement would target drivers driving aggressively or recklessly, not sober individuals with trace alcohol levels. Be careful - they need to make their quotas.

Alice Augusta
Alice Augusta

It's how they get past the 4th Ammendment violations. These checkpoints don't work. They are overtime opportunities for cops.

Armando Jr Solis
Armando Jr Solis

Yeah..thanks for the tip OC..now if Im drunk Ill just drive around the perimeter»»buurp!°°*…°

Bob Phillips
Bob Phillips

I don't GET the logic of broadcasting the location. Shouldn't it be a surprise? To actually CATCH some drunks.

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