ORANGE, Calif. – On Friday, Jan. 22, the Orange Police Department
held a driving under the influence checkpoint, which by the end of the
night yielded two
Where was the checkpoint? The Orange PD held the checkpoint from 9 p.m.
to 3 a.m. in the 1600 block of North Tustin, and it was a busy night for
the officers assigned to the DUI checkpoint.
That evening, they screened over 800 vehicles that passed through. Of those,
only two people were arrested on suspicion of DUI. However, the officers
made arrests and issued citations to drivers suspected of driving on a
revoked license and driving while unlicensed.
According to the
Orange County Register, the Orange Police Department has been conducting DUI checkpoints as a
part of its safety campaign, aimed at reducing drunk driving. The department
wants to warn Orange County residents to driver sober and they’re
telling people to report drunk drivers.
The Orange Police Department’s DUI checkpoints receive their funding
from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.
If you will be driving in Orange County this weekend, please be aware that
another DUI checkpoint is scheduled for
Friday, Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. in Orange, the
Orange County Register reported.
What makes a DUI checkpoint?
Ever wondered what exactly a DUI checkpoint is? The Governors Highway Safety
Association® defines sobriety checkpoints, also known as
DUI checkpoints, as locations where law enforcement officers station themselves to check
drivers for signs of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Many jurisdictions, including Orange County use DUI checkpoints as a part
of their bigger drunk driving campaign. Because of the legal issues surrounding
sobriety checkpoints, not all states legalize DUI checkpoints.
Some states, such as California have laws that
authorize them, while other states, such as Texas strictly forbid them. To learn
more about which states authorize DUI checkpoints,
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