Checkpoints: Dana Point TONIGHT! Santa Ana TOMORROW NIGHT!: Update

Categories: DUI-yi-yi

See the update at the bottom of the next page on Santa Ana's Saturday night checkpoint--WITH the location!

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Courtesy of Orange County Sheriff's Department
An Orange County deputy administers a breathalyzer test at a checkpoint.

ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 27, 6:37 A.M.: A DUI/drivers license checkpoint is up in Dana Point from 6 tonight through 2 a.m. Saturday.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department DUI Task Force did not disclose where in the city the checkpoint will be. Here's a clue from the sheriff's announcement:

Based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests, DUI checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.

Wherever it is, deputies will check drivers passing through for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, while also trying to ensure each motorist is properly licensed.

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

UPDATE, JUNE 27, 3:43 P.M.: The Santa Ana Police Department just announced a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 9 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday.

And they've told us where: in the area of 500 W. Warner Ave., Santa Ana.

All vehicles may be checked and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested, warns the department, whose operation is also funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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meheecan-cris-doner
meheecan-cris-doner

wow are they fucking stupid? did they really say based in collision statistics... locations are chosen with safety considerations. hey estupid (pig department), what your saying seems a little contradicting.

edwardo.sandoval
edwardo.sandoval

In my opinion this is not about drunk drivers, this is just an excuse for revenue... If government really wanted to protect the people from drunk drivers, there would be a zero tolerance policy. Today we have repeat offenders that go through rehab classes reeducation and pay the fines, all comes down to profit.

Lori Vivod
Lori Vivod

It's about time , start being careful in DP for real!

BuzzRadio Steve
BuzzRadio Steve

Other states have started forced blood drawing for people who refuse a breathalyzer test! They have a judge on site approving warrants! I'm sure California will follow soon.

Sean Sydnor
Sean Sydnor

Remember you do not have to submit to a field sobriety test. Know your rights!!

Tina Cano
Tina Cano

So does Anaheim on Harbor/Chapman

Joseph Forth
Joseph Forth

Another step towards a totalitarian police state.

WhiteyAlmighty
WhiteyAlmighty

Gotta say: this article is much more useful and relevant to the people of OC than is an article on the 15 types of burritos. Just sayin'.

menacedemarco
menacedemarco

NAZI CHECKPOINTS. its against the constitution for police to search or stop you without reason or probable cause.

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