Buena Park holds a sobriety checkpoint tonight, while roving patrol for drunken drivers will be conducted in Laguna Woods, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo.
The checkpoint runs from 7 p.m. through 2 a.m. Saturday in the 8000 block of La Palma Avenue.
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All drivers passing through will be checked for signs of driving while impaired, while some will be targeted for possibly driving without a license.
The Buena Park Police Department claims crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.
The South County enforcement is part of the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD) "Avoid the 12" DUI Task Force operations. Streets that have a high incidence of DUI-related arrests and collisions are being targeted. The agency says the goal is to reduce DUI-related collisions, injuries and deaths.
Funding for the Buena Park and OCSD programs are provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.