Newport Beach Holds DUI Checkpoint Tonight; Anaheim Checkpoint Saturday Night: Update

See the update at the end of this post with details on Anaheim's Saturday night checkpoint.

ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 18, 6:09 A.M.: The Newport Beach Police Department holds a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 8 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday.

The location of the operation has not been disclosed.

But a clue might be that these are usually held is spots of a city known from high numbers of drunken driving arrests, crashes and fatalities.

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Hello, Balboa Pen!

(Not that that's necessarily where this checkpoint will be set up.)

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000, note the Newps coppers.

Not to mention the embarrassment when friends, family and your car insurance agent find out!

Funding for the checkpoint is provided to the Newport Beach Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

UPDATE, APRIL 18, 10:30 A.M.: The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit this morning announced it will conduct a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 8 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday at Euclid Street and La Palma Avenue.

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