UPDATE, FEB. 10, 2:10 P.M.: The Santa Ana Police Department is also holding a DUI/unlicensed driver checkpoint near the 400 block of North Fairview Street from 7:30 p.m. Saturday through 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
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ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 10, 7:09 A.M.: Citing research that shows sobriety checkpoints are effective if they are well-publicized and held often, the Buena Park Police Department announced it is running a DUI stop from 7 tonight through 2 a.m. Saturday near Beach Boulevard and Stanton Avenue.
Officers will be searching for signs of drug or alcohol impairment behind the wheel, but they will also be on the lookout for unlicensed drivers while vowing to strive to delay motorists only momentarily.
Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, and other expenses that can exceed $10,000, according to a statement from the department that has seen 709 crashes, 83 people injured and eight people killed over the past three years when alcohol played a factor.
Funding for the checkpoint comes from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.