Irvine, Santa Ana, Newport Beach Checkpoints and Orange Saturation Patrols TONIGHT

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Illustration by Jay Brockman/OC Weekly
It's Don't-Drink-Like-a-Fish Friday, so you know what that means (checkpoints).

The police departments in the cities of Irvine, Santa Ana and Newport Beach are scheduled to conduct DUI checkpoints tonight, while extra Orange cops will be out on patrol looking for impaired drivers.

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3 DUI Defendants Arrested in Courthouse Sting as End-of-Summer Enforcement Continues

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See Update No. 5 at the bottom of Page 2 on a courthouse sting involving people with licenses suspended due to DUI. Update No. 4 revised DUI arrest results during the end-of-summer crackdown. Update No. 3 is on a DUI task force sweep. Update No. 2 has opening weekend DUI arrest totals. Update No. 1 was on a late-added checkpoint.

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Courtesy of the Orange County Sheriff's Department
Deputies warn you'll be seeing this sign a lot in Orange County through summer's end.

ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 15: Summer ending anti-DUI enforcement kicks off tonight with three--count 'em--three DUI checkpoints, in the cities of Irvine, Tustin and Garden Grove.

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Kelly Michele Wolfe Could Get 16 Years in Prison for Drunken-Driving "Murder:" OCDA

See the update at the end of this post on the possible punishment and bail amount Kelly Wolfe faces.

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Courtesy of OCSD
Kelly Michele Wolfe is booked.
ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 27, 8:36 A.M.: A Capistrano Beach woman faces arraignment Thursday on a murder rap, other serious felonies and a misdemeanor in the Fourth of July 2013 killing of a 76-year-old woman who was struck by a vehicle while walking with her grandson along a San Clemente bike trail.

Kelly Michele Wolfe fled the scene of the collision that night but was later detained outside her residence, according to Lt. Jeff Hallock, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD).

Wolfe's blood-alcohol that night measured at 0.31 percent, claims Deputy District Attorney Stephen Cornwell, the prosecutor in the case.

However, the 46-year-old suspect was not arrested until Tuesday--as in yesterday.

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Few Places in Orange County DON'T Have Weekend Anti-DUI Patrols and Checkpoints

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Photo by flickr user Sumlin
Keep walking, buddy, don't drive.

Sobriety checkpoints involving law enforcement agencies that cover Stanton, Anaheim, Cypress, Buena Park, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Santa Ana and Seal Beach will be held tonight and Saturday, and the locations of some operations have been released. Special patrols aimed at drunken drivers are also being held throughout the county.

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Checkpoints in Anaheim, Santa Ana; Patrols in SJC, Dana Point, San Clemente TONIGHT

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Photo by flickr user Hank
Avoid the cuffs.

There will be a DUI/drivers license checkpoint starting at 8 tonight in Anaheim. An hour later, there's one in Santa Ana. (Locations of each follow after the jump.) Also at 9 tonight, special "saturation" patrols begin in Dana Point, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano. All these anti-DUI operations end at 3 a.m. Saturday.

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James Ralph Huff Gets No Prison Time for Fatal Drunken Driving Crash as Prosecutors Object

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Photo by flickr user Tamara Evans
Heed the sticker!

Prosecutors objected to a plea deal an Orange County Superior Court judge recently made with a 49-year-old man who drove drunk and caused a fiery crash in Buena Park that killed his passenger. James Ralph Huff was facing up to 10 years in prison if convicted at trial, but he instead received three years probation with no additional time behind bars.

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Garden Grove and Santa Ana Hold Checkpoints SATURDAY NIGHT!

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Courtesy of Orange County Sheriff's Department
Sign of the times (the times being 9 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday)

The police departments of Garden Grove and Santa Ana hold separate DUI/drivers license checkpoints from 9 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday.

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Here's Irvine Police Friday Night Checkpoint Results: Update

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See the update at the end of this post with Irvine Police results on Friday night's checkpoint.

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Bob Aul
Well, at least he stopped driving.

ORIGINAL POST, JULY 18, 6:30 A.M.: The Irvine Police Department holds a sobriety checkpoint from 8 tonight through 2 a.m. Saturday. Where? Read on ...

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Ryoto Takamatsu Held in Second of Two Nearby Costa Mesa Hit-and-Runs: Corrected Post

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Ryoto Takamatsu was arrested in second incident.
This post has been corrected to revise the statement that originally said Commissary Lounge is located at the LAB. It has not been for years. The first name of a hit-and-run suspect is also corrected. OC Weekly regrets the errors.

The first of two hit-and-runs of motorists vs. pedestrians within less than two miles and 24 hours of one another in Costa Mesa was kicked off by a man police say was asked to leave the Commissary Lounge because he was drunk, got behind the wheel of his car, struck a second guy walking along the street and drove off.

This happened around 1:45 a.m. Sunday near the bar at 2968 Randolph Ave., Unit 2, Costa Mesa.

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Santa Ana Holds Checkpoint TONIGHT!

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Illustration by Jay Brockman
Don't drink like a fish and then drive.

The Santa Ana Police Department holds a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 9 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday--and it's not on the First Street this time.

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