UPDATED, MAY 9, 8:39 A.M.: Besides reporting no significant traffic delays, the Irvine Police Department released the following statistics from Friday night's sobriety checkpoint at Campus Drive and Bridge Road:
Vehicles stopped: 545
Sobriety tests: 9
DUI arrests: 2
Citations issued: 10
ORIGINAL POST, MAY 6, 8:57 A.M.: The Irvine Police Department holds a sobriety checkpoint tonight at the intersection of Campus Drive and Bridge Road.
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That's at the center of where UC Irvine, University Town Center, the Mesa Court apartments and thousands of young adults meet.
Which is precisely why cops picked the spot.
"In 2009, drivers between the ages of 21 and 24 were responsible for 34% of fatal crashes with blood alcohol content (BAC) levels of .08 or higher (the same as 2008 and up from 31% in 2007)," reads an IPD statement.
As in other cities that check for DUI and unlicensed drivers, the operation is funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.