The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Bureau hosts a DUI Sobriety and Driver's License checkpoint from 8 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday somewhere along Magnolia Avenue--and you're all invited.
That is, you're invited if you just happen to be driving along the targeted stretch of road. And you're really invited if you're behind the wheel and blowing over the state limit for driving under the influence, or if you forgot your driver's license, or it's been suspended, or you don't have one.
This is the third in a series of six checkpoints scheduled over the next 10 months in Anaheim, and if you've been saying to yourself, "Damn, there seems to have been a lot of DUI checkpoints in Orange County lately," you are right, Rummy!
That because law enforcement agencies have been tapping into funding for these anti-drunk operations provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Use it or lose it, as the bureaucrats like to say.
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In addition to the DUI checkpoints, the funding helps departments conduct regular saturation patrols and warrant sweeps aimed at keeping drunken drivers off roads.